When you have an open cut or a serious burn, prompt medical treatment is necessary to prevent infection. At WiseCare Urgent Care in Severna Park and Pasadena, Maryland, Perry Weisman, MD, and his dedicated medical staff offer on-site wound care services to treat lacerations, burns, and other wounds quickly. They provide services on a walk-in basis, so there’s no delay in getting the treatment you need to prevent infection and other health complications. You can seek treatment for lacerations as a walk-in or schedule an evaluation at WiseCare Urgent Care online or by phone today.
There are a number of ways you can suffer from lacerations or open wounds in your skin. Often, everyday household activities, like cooking and home repair, can result in cuts, burns, and open wounds.
Other common causes of lacerations include:
It’s important to seek urgent care for cuts and lacerations that bleed excessively or become very painful. Otherwise, you may be increasing your risk for permanent skin damage and infection.
For serious cuts or burns, you should visit WiseCare Urgent Care as a walk-in as quickly as possible. Dr. Weisman evaluates the severity of the wound to determine the best course of treatment.
The WiseCare Urgent Care staff thoroughly cleans the affected area of skin, carefully removing dead skin and debris to protect against infection. In many cases, the medical team applies a protective bandage to keep debris out and prevent a worsening of your injury. You may also benefit from a topical medication to promote healing.
If there are concerns of infection, Dr. Weisman may prescribe a course of antibiotics. It’s important that you take the full course of medications to clear any existing infection or to prevent one from forming.
The WiseCare Urgent Care team offers walk-in services, which ensures you receive a higher standard of care than at the local emergency room. Following your treatment, they provide you with a receipt that you can file with your insurance company to get reimbursed for laceration and wound care services.
Depending on the type of laceration or wound you have, you may need to keep a clean bandage on the area for several days and use medications Dr. Weisman provides.
Before you leave the office, the WiseCare Urgent Care staff provides you with a home care plan to protect your skin health and ensure you heal fully. In addition to guidance for replacing bandages and taking medications, Dr. Weisman may also recommend limiting certain activities that may interfere with your healing based on the location and severity of your laceration or open wound.
During follow-up appointments, Dr. Weisman and his team evaluate the progress of your wound healing and can recommend additional treatments, such as surgery, if necessary.
If you suffer a severe burn or laceration, don’t delay treatment. You can visit the WiseCare Urgent Care center nearest you as a walk in or schedule a laceration evaluation online or by phone.