Treating a wound or serious injury is often a complex activity, as it involves many different bodily processes to ensure it heals quickly and safely, without leaving lasting health issues. Specialized medications and compounded preparations may be used to aid in the treatment of many wound types, as well as be used post surgery. Customized medication becomes important when treating wounds because the choice of medication and formulation used (e.g., creams, ointments, gels) affects proper healing.

How can compounds help?

There are a variety of compounds that can be prepared as either creams, gels or ointments. These include special ingredient combinations that can promote healing, remove dead tissue, relieve pain, and/or increase blood flow to the affected area. In some cases, a medicated wrap or bandage may be a great option for healing wounds on specific parts of the body like the legs or arms.