Meet Our Specialists
Clear Lake Wound Care strives to give the best medical care possible. Dr. Moosa believes that honest and open communication is paramount. There have been many advances in medical technology and treatment, however, the patient is always a person first. They have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
What is a wound care specialist?
Wound care specialists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to treat and care for all types of wounds, both acute and chronic. Patient and family education is a key role of a wound care specialist. Wounds heal differently for everyone and improvements are a gradual process.
Our wound care specialist provides expertise in:
- Venous Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Acute Injury
- Surgical Wounds
- Natural Healing Medicines
- Diabetic Wounds
- Pressure Sores
- Wound Closure
- New Tissue Growth
- Wound Tissue Rejuvenation
Caring for Chronic Wounds and Preventing Infections
Chronic or non-healing wounds are sores that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. While some wounds heal by themselves, others need specialized care and treatment provided by the specialists at Clear Lake Wound Care at Clear Lake Specialties.
Here are some tips to help a wound heal and prevent further infection:
Clean, Clean, Clean. Wash your hands and wear protective gloves (latex or vinyl) when dealing with your wound. Keep or change those dressings just as you’ve been instructed. Keep surfaces where you’ll be changing wound bandages and/or applying topical ointments clean and disinfected.
Sleep. Your body does most of its healing while you sleep. The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Nutrition. Your body is its own best healer. Ask a nutritionist about the benefits of vitamins such as C, B and E, calcium and zinc, and the importance of a diet high in protein. Amino acids in protein help build muscles, skin, hormones and your immune system. But you can’t get enough from the foods you eat when dealing with stubborn wounds.
Antibiotics. While antibiotics may be necessary to fight an infection, they can also rob your colon of good bacteria that cleans your system. It’s worth investigating the benefits of eating yogurt, or taking acidophilus or a probiotic during your course of antibiotic treatment. You can also speak with a nutritionist about supplements.
Step Safely. Most slow-healing wounds occur in lower extremities, so it’s important to practice daily foot care, especially if you’re diabetic.
Check your feet daily for abrasions or athletes foot.
If a cut or sore does occur, wash it with soap and water before applying a topical antibacterial medication like Neosporin®. Protect your wound with the right size bandage and keep it dry.
Wound Care FAQ
Your physician will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your wound. Follow instructions carefully, as interfering with your dressing can compromise your recovery.
Treatment periods for wounds vary depending on the patient and type of wound. In many cases, for optimal healing, weekly visits are necessary.
Honey, chamomile, aloe vera and zinc are all common natural remedies that are effective in treating wounds. Your wound care specialist will decide what type of treatment is necessary after your wound has been assessed.
According to Healogics, 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that is commonly located at the bottom of the foot.