Silicon Plaster Can Not Only Cover, but Heal Wounds Too
Wounds, no matter their size, should be dealt with very carefully because if they get infected, they can result in a bigger trouble. Recently, the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, is trying to develop a new plaster that can both protect a wound from infection as well as heal it as quick as possible. Mostly, wounds are covered with bandages only to keep away germs from attacking the area any further, but they don’t heal a wound.
This new plaster would have specially contoured silicone that can promote cell migration and thus also help in healing. It also depends on the seriousness of the wounds, because they go through a complex process which takes place both at chemical and biological levels which generally divided into four stages. First is of body controlling the bleeding any further, second is fighting infections, third is rebuilding the damaged tissues and fourth is sealing the wounds. The healing part is left to its own course after these four stages.
What this new plaster does is to basically speed up these four stages to help the wound heal quicker. The researchers believe that this new plaster can be applied to treating burns in particular due to their process of healing and the scarring. If successfully developed it will be introduced to the public, and it could also help save a doctor’s visit and long medical treatment, which people often have to undergo in order to heal better.