NEWS & EVENTS
How to Treat Minor Wounds at Home
- Clean the wound – Run under cool water to remove debris. Don’t use soap, hydrogen peroxide and iodine. They can do more harm than good.
- Cover the wound – Apply antibiotic ointment. Then cover the wound with a sterile bandage. Keep the wound covered to promote healing. Change bandage daily and check for infection.
- Contact your doctor – If you have diabetes, a minor infection can quickly spread in a matter of days. Treat even the mildest infection right away.
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and premature death.
Stone County Hospital is a critical access hospital that proudly servest he patient population in Wiggins, Picayune, Lumberton and Lucedale. We hope to be your number one choice for acute care, family care, trauma care, emergency care and much more. We are located at 1434 E. Central Avenue, Wiggins, MS 39577. Please call us at 601-928-6600 to schedule an appointment.