Alternate Names : Water Therapy
What happens later at home?
Most treatment is done at home. Wound care with a whirlpool is usually done under medical care in a hospital. After the whirlpool, the wound is cleaned and dressed.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
There are very few complications when this therapy is used correctly in the right people. People may get too hot or too cool. Use of a sauna or steam bath for too long can cause dehydration or dangerously high body temperatures. If the water used for wound care is not clean, a new or worsening infection may occur.