Wound Care

Wound Care

Wound Care services offered in Las Vegas, NV

You can often treat minor wounds like cuts and scrapes at home. More serious wounds require professional care and cleaning to avoid infection or worsening pain. The experienced team at A+ Urgent Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, treat patients aged four and older suffering from minor wounds. Whether you’re looking to remove stitches, treat lacerations or punctured skin, or have a wound that’s not healing properly, the team can ensure your health and recovery. Walk into the clinic today, or schedule an appointment online.

What wound care do you offer?

While some wounds you can treat at home, urgent care can prevent further risks like bleeding and infection, and jumpstart the healing process.

If something unclean like wood, a kitchen knife, nail, yard tool, or asphalt caused your wound, you should seek urgent care. Your provider can safely remove any harmful foreign objects in your wound like splinters or gravel. 

Your provider may encourage getting a tetanus shot if you’re unsure when you had one last.

A+ Urgent Care’s swift and expert wound care helps you avoid costly emergency room visits and long wait times. The team can treat: 

  • Cuts and scrapes 
  • Lacerations  
  • Minor burns 
  • Punctured skin 
  • Pressure sores 
  • Surgical wounds 
  • Foot ulcers due to diabetes 
  • Radiation sores 

Certain wounds that need emergency room or hospital care include:  

  • Serious burns 
  • Head or eye injuries 
  • Deep cuts requiring extensive stitches or staples
  • Severe facial lacerations 

If your wound isn’t healing properly or promptly, you may have  an underlying condition, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Arteries, vein, or nerve damage
  • Bone infection
  • Being overly inactive 
  • Weak immune system
  • Poor nutrition
  • Excess alcohol use or smoking 

If your condition needs more specialized care, your provider can refer you to an outside physician. 

What does wound care treatment include? 

When you visit A+ Urgent Care, you can expect a team member to:

  • Examine and measure your wound
  • Check the blood flow to your wound
  • Determine if the healing process is unusually slow 
  • Clean the wound 
  • Apply a dressing to keep the wound moist, promoting healing and preventing infection 

Your provider develops a treatment plan that helps heal the wound, prevents it from worsening, and helps you regain mobility. 

Treatments may include: 

  • Ortho-Glass® splints
  • Suture and staples removal
  • Steri-strips, Dermabond™, or stitches
  • Medical glue
  • Casting
  • Cauterizations
  • Medication in oral, injection, or suppository form

Your provider may recommend a follow-up appointment depending on your needs. You should call the office immediately if you notice signs of infection like redness, swelling, pus, bleeding, worsening pain, fever, or chills. 

For expert and convenient wound treatment, visit A+ Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.