Exudate can be distressing for the patient, cause tissue damage and reduce quality of life.
Sanguinous liquid means red drainage from trauma to a blood vessel that may occur with the cleaning of a wound or excessive movement of the individual with a wound immediately after a wound emerges.
The consistency appears thin and watery with sanguinous fluid.
Conforms to body contours, good pain relief and controls oedema, Remains permeable allowing exudate to escape and be washed and dried off wound.
They usually look greyish-white or yellowish and are circular or ovoid in shape.
They are sometimes classified into three groups according to size: (1) punctate hard exudates, which often tend to coalesce.The specific types of exudate -- whether they are purulent, seropurulent or sanguinous -- indicates how the wound is progressing and healing.Serous wound drainage looks clear or straw colored.Sanguinous represents an infrequent finding in a wound.Hemorrhaging indicates a leaking blood vessel putting out blood. This situation may constitute an emergency requiring a physician’s assistance to control bleeding if large amounts of blood flow from the wound site.The serous drainage supports the healing process and contains protein, electrolytes, sugar, white cells and some microorganisms.