Wound dressing after application of medicinal leeches

After the medicinal leech application, the patient should stay tranquil for about 24 hours, not perform any physical activity, neither should he be left alone. The presence of another person is necessary, since we had a case when the patient’s condition deteriorated 10 hours after the leech application, and he did not know what he was supposed to do next. Such cases are rare, but it is better to secure oneself with peaceful environment and someone who will observe the wound the next day.