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Wound Care Specialist

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

Proper wound care is crucial to prevent serious infections and scarring. At Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Ronald Lester, MD, and Judith Erickson, MD, evaluate and treat mild to severe wounds to enhance healing. With their dedicated acute and chronic wound care, you can watch as your body heals as quickly as possible. Call their office or book your appointment online to get the wound care your body needs.

Wound Care Q&A

What is wound care?

Wound care is the medical evaluation and treatment of wounds and other injuries. At Kokoro Health & Wellness, the team treats the following wounds.

  • Lacerations
  • Punctures
  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic wounds
  • Pressure injuries
  • Radiation wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Extremity wounds with edema

The type of wound care you require depends on the severity of the wound. Non-healing wounds are those that heal slower than usual, continue to drain or bleed, or become infected. Signs of an infection include redness, swelling, pus, warmth, a fever, and pain.

If you sustain a serious, life-threatening injury, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room.

What should I expect during wound treatment?

When you arrive at Kokoro Health & Wellness, your provider asks questions about your injury and symptoms and evaluates your wound. They clean the area and may apply a topical medication to prevent infection. They numb the area as needed before applying skin glue, stitches, or staples.

Your provider prescribes antibiotics when necessary to prevent or clear up an infection. They may wrap your wound in gauze or bandages to keep it clean while it heals. Wound care is highly individualized based on the type and severity of your injury.

How should I care for wounds at home?

After Kokoro Health & Wellness cares for your wound, they give you home-care instructions, which might include:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Keep your wound clean
  • Keep the wound wrapped in sterile dressings
  • Apply ice to the area as needed
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary
  • Avoid putting pressure on the wound

Schedule an appointment with Kokoro Health & Wellness if your wound opens back up, isn't healing, or shows signs of an infection.

How can I prevent wounds and infections?

There’s no surefire way to prevent wounds, as accidents happen from time to time. However, there are several ways to lower your risk of getting injured or experiencing an infection from a wound:

  • Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes
  • Wear soft, comfortable shoes
  • Use caution with sharp objects
  • Wear protective equipment when you play sports
  • Keep your skin moist to prevent cracking
  • Seek medical attention at the first sign of infection

For non-life-threatening injuries or chronic wound care, Kokoro Health & Wellness is here for you. Book an appointment by phone or use the online scheduler today.