Antimicrobials play a vital and routine role in chronic wound care as they offer broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity with low risk of microbial resistance. Their broad action can be highly effective in killing bacteria, however it may also compromise healthy tissue and thus delay wound healing. Clinicians must ensure that the benefits of using antimicrobial ointments and dressings outweigh this potential negative effect.1
Use of the MolecuLight i:X in combination with clinical signs and symptoms can reassure the clinician that antimicrobials are not warranted. This can help the clinician gauge when to switch to treatments that promote wound healing.
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1. Antimicrobials Made Easy. Wounds International 2011; Volume 2; Issue 1