Excoriating (weepy) wounds
Authors: Hasan Gökcer Tekin, MD, Christian Kaare Paaskesen, Med. Stud, Magnus Avnstorp, MD, Bjørn Thomas Crewe, MD and Consultant wound specialist
Definition: Epidermal wound caused by high levels of exudates (often edematous legs)
Description: Superficial wound bed with maceration of wound edges. Inflammation and reddening /eczema of periwound skin.
Treatment aim: Reducing inflammation, eczema and absorbing exudate from periwound skin
Wound dressing (dry wounds): N/A (see re-epithelializing wounds)
Wound dressing (wet wounds): Zink paste, superabsorbent dressing, steroid crèmes, elastic compression, potassium permanganate baths