Congratulations, it may have taken some time to get to this stage so it’s important to follow these guidelines to ensure it remains healed.
The ulcer may appear as if it has closed and it’s no longer weeping. However, the new tissue that has formed is very fragile and vulnerable and unless we take it slowly it may break down again.
Water and moisture cause the skin to swell. This not only affects wound closure and the healing process, but can facilitate the entry of bacteria and increase the risk of a wound breaking down becoming infected. It is therefore important to protect your wound reliably from germs and water for a while yet.