What Can Cause Wounds

What can cause wounds ?

Wounds can be caused by

1. Physical factors : trauma (shoe bite, tight fitting clothes , webspace injury due to toe divider in slipper etc), surgical incisions , pressure (Bedsores etc)

  1. Temperature : Burns , frostbite , trench foot

  2. Chemical burns : acids/alkalis which can also cause temperature related injury apart from chemical trauma

  3. Radiation burns , radiation sickness : Exposure to radiation either accidentally or therapeutically (radiotherapy can cause skin damage and chronic wounds)

  4. Infections : a pustule (boil) may spread especially in patients at risk, and lead to major wounds