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A chronic, non-healing wound is one that does not heal in six to eight weeks with traditional wound care. More than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds, which can cause serious infections, illness and loss of a limb. To ensure your health and safety, you should learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of non-healing wounds.
Other causes of non-healing wounds include a past or current history of smoking, steroid use, radiation therapy, cancer or infection, lying in one position for too long or a family history of non-healing wounds.
Everyone experiences wounds at some point in your life, but most heal on their own with proper care. When does a wound become a chronic, non-healing wound? Look for these signs:
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