Wound healing is important not only for the local repair but also for its beneficial effect to systemic physiological processes. When wounds become chronic, individuals are susceptible to generalized inflammatory cascades that can affect many organs and even lead to death. Skin is the most commonly injured tissue, and its proper repair is important for reestablishment of its barrier function.
Per a prescription order, a formulation can be compounded to contain the proper combination of active ingredients, in the most appropriate base, to treat a specific type of wound. We customize medications to meet each individual’s specific needs.
For example, the choice of cream, ointment, or gel can be clinically significant. Each time a wound needs to be cleaned, there is the potential for disruption of new tissue growth. Gels, which are more water-soluble than creams or ointments, may be preferable for wound use because a gel can be rinsed from the wound by irrigation. Another useful dosage form is the “polyox bandage” – which can be puffed onto a wound and will adhere even if exudate is present. A polyox bandage can be compounded to contain the active ingredient(s) of your choice.
Pure Pharmacy has a variety of different personalized compounded medications that can be applied directly to the skin wound. These medications are created to:
- Discourage Bacterial Overgrowth
- Odor Control
- Reduce Pain and Tissue Irritation
- Stimulate New Tissue Growth
Some other options that we are offering are to compound different medications that can be applied to the wound to improve the flow of blood into the wound itself. These are prescription medications that are used for patients that have poor blood circulation going into their extremities.