How should the wound be cleaned before the first Acapsil application?

In general, water is the best medium for wound cleaning. It removes large parts of slough and hence undesirable microbes effectively; in particular if it is applied with the pressure that can be achieved by using a wash-bottle or a large syringe. If a large contusion zone or extensive amounts of slough are present in the wound and not satisfactorily […]

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Why may some ulcers need more applications of Acapsil than wounds?

Diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers originate as secondary symptoms of a primary disease process that affects the entire body, i.e. diabetes and cardiovascular disease, respectively. Among the symptoms of both diseases are ulcers, and in particular diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. Both types of ulcers are caused by internal disease processes in the body as opposed […]

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What is the difference between Microbiome, Microbiota and Microflora in relation to wounds?

The microbiota is the population of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses and mites) inhabiting the skin / wound.   The microbiome is the wound ecosystem of which the microorganisms (the microbiota) form part alongside the products resulting from their interaction with the wound environment.   Microbiota is the newer and correct word for what was formerly referred to as microflora. Microflora […]

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What is the difference between a wound and an ulcer?

A wound is caused by an external force whereas an ulcer is caused by an internal problem. That was the short answer. The more extended explanation is the following: In an ulcer, the primary tissue breakdown is internal, i.e. the lesion is caused by an underlying disease or other internal reason. This disturbance of the tissue will typically be gradual. […]

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Can Acapsil benefit burns?

Yes. The skin hosts a microbiome, which is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, viri and mites living in an equilibrium that is influenced by a long array of factors and is different between individuals and even between locations on the same individual. The microbiome does not only live as a “extra layer” on top of the skin but extends well down […]

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What is necrosis?

Necrosis is the cell death that takes place when they have been damaged irreversibly. Necrotis tissue is dead tissue or tissue injured beyond repair – non-viable tissue. This can be a portion of soft tissue or an organ. It is often present in wounds and in order for a wound to heal, the dead (necrotic) tissue must be removed and […]

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What is debridement? And what types of debridement exist?

Debridement is the process of removal of non-viable tissue (necrosis) and foreign material, e.g. sand, from a wound to expose healthy tissue. A wound containing necrotic tissue cannot heal. Necrotic tissue provides an ideal growth medium for bacteria.   There are five major techniques of debridement: Autolytic debridement: Supporting the body’s own immune system to dissolve and remove dead tissue. […]

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