The Importance of Acidic pH on Wound Healing: Why All the (pH)uss About Microenvironments?
Chronic wounds contain ideal microenvironments for bacterial growth, and pH plays a vital role in this process. An alkaline wound bed contributes to an unsuitable environment for healing by encouraging bacterial growth. In contrast, an acidic wound bed improves tissue oxygenation, reduces inflammatory proteases, and stunts the growth rate of pathogens in the wound biofilm.
For practitioners on the front lines of wound care, this means choosing a wound cleansing agent that has an acidic pH but is also safe, bactericidal, and easy to use. Effective wound cleansing agents can remove stimulants and localized barriers in the wound microenvironment, promoting healing in chronic wounds.
This illustrated white paper provides an in-depth look at the wound microenvironment, the role of pH in wound healing, and the characteristics of hypochlorous acid as an ideal wound cleansing agent in the topical treatment of acute and chronic wounds.
The following topics are discussed:
This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.
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