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Wound Care

Healing Moderate to Severe Wounds

The human body is well equipped to heal and mend minor wounds.

For larger and more severe lesions, professional wound care may be needed. This includes consultations from medical personnel and medicated ointments.

Wound healing is not only crucial for local repair but also for the body’s overall physiological processes. If wounds become chronic, people can become susceptible to inflammatory cascades affecting many organs.

If wounds don’t heal correctly, it can lead to more issuesSkin is the most commonly injured tissue, and proper repair is essential for re-establishing its barrier function.

Compounding Medications for Wound Care

Formulations are tailored to the needs of patients. Medications contain the necessary combination of active ingredients and base ingredients for specific types of wounds.

For example, the option between a cream, ointment, or gel can be clinically significant.

Gels are more water-soluble, so they may be preferred because they can be rinsed from the wound by irrigation.

Polyox bandages are also an excellent option for wound care. They can be puffed onto a wound and stick even with bodily fluid. These bandages can be compounded and customized to contain the active ingredient a doctor prescribes.

Scar Prevention

Our pharmacists are knowledgeable and experienced in the prevention of scars. Our ability to compound medication puts us uniquely positioned to develop the exact ointment our patients need.

We work with your doctor to determine the best medication recipe. Depending on the type of wound (burns, cuts, scrapes, etc.), different ingredients may have a more substantial impact.

Possible scar-preventing ingredients include:
  • Silicone
  • Retinoids
  • Vitamin E
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Niacinamides

Occlusive, Water-Soluble Gel for Wound Management

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) based occlusive, water-soluble gels formulated explicitly for wound management promote a moist environment, allowing optimal healing.

These gels contain organic Meadowsweet Extract with phenolic glycosides and flavonoids that provide germicidal, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. They deliver Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) topically to sensitive wound sites.

  • Adherent
  • Occlusive
  • Water-washable, allowing for easy cleaning and debridement
  • Maintains a moist wound site

Ideal for:
  • Wounds
  • Diabetic skin ulcers, insufficiency (stasis) ulcers, stage I-IV pressure ulcers
  • First and second-degree burns
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Cuts & Abrasions
  • Dermatological applications where a water-washable base would be of benefit

A moist wound environment allows the possibility of increased macrophage and fibroblast activity, re-epithelialization and the production of collagen, and decreased pain.

Water-washable bases are critical in wound care since wounds need to be cleaned/debrided regularly. Non-water soluble ointments can disrupt the healing process when the wound is cleaned.

PEG-based vehicles should not be used where absorption of large quantities of polyethylene glycol is possible, such as on extensive burn areas and large surface areas, particularly in patients with moderate or severe renal impairment.

Skin Irritation

Cuts, burns, and lacerations to the skin can lead to irritation. Anytime there is damage, some irritation may occur. Cholestyramine and sucralfate are ingredients that can help provide relief.

They can be included in several topical preparations, such as:
  • Creams
  • Adhesive
  • Pastes
  • Enemas
  • Suppositories

They can provide relief from a variety of dermatologic and mucosal problems, including:
  • Oral ulcers
  • Esophageal ulcers
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Peristomal perineal excoriation
  • Radiation-induced rectal and vaginal ulcerations
  • Second and third-degree burns

Wound Odor Control

Some wounds can lead to foul odors and cause significant distress and embarrassment for patients. The types of wounds that can lead to bothersome odors include:
  • Malignant cutaneous wounds
  • Ulcerated tumors
  • Some pressure ulcers
  • Fungating tumors

To help with this, topical metronidazole is included in medications. This has been used to eliminate odors and significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.

With appropriate topical therapy, exudate (built-up fluid) and associated cellulitis may also decrease significantly.

Contact Us for Compounded Medications for Dermatology

Our pharmacy is an excellent resource for specialized wound care.

Our team of pharmacists is kind, helpful, and, most of all, knowledgeable in the field. We have the unique ability to formulate customized topical medications, which provides a significant advantage when dealing with a healing wound.

You can fill out the form on this page or call our Littleton or Denver location for more information.

You can also text us directly here:
Littleton: 303-707-1500
Cherry Creek: 303-333-2010

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