Do not keep wounds dry! It amazes me that providers teach patients to keep their wounds dry. This does not facilitate healing. Giving it “air” does not promote healing.
Wounds need to be kept moist so the cells within the tissue can utilize it as a “scaffolding” to grow.
When applying dressings to a wound, ensure that a topical antibiotic (Neosporin, triple antibiotic ointment, etc.) is applied 1-2x daily before the dressing is applied. This will facilitate healing and also prevent the dressing from sticking to the wound (which rips off healthy skin).