Commonly we see patients coming with infected wound. This is a result of unattended skin break.
A wound can be from trauma, burn, vascular insufficiency, dermatitis or infection such as shingles, impetigo or chicken pox. Proper dressing can help to relieve pain, promote healing and prevent complications like bacterial infection. Staph aureus is a serious infection with potential of developing a life threatening condition called necrotising fasciilitis when limb amputation is sometimes required to prevent death.