Burns Until They Smell Bad?
Hi, I have burns in the pingping area, it’s been over a month that the wound hasn’t healed even the wound smells bad, I’ve gone to the clinic for treatment but it’s still not healed until now. What’s the solution? Thank you.
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Burns do require special handling with healing times that can last longer than wounds in general. The severity of the burn is determined primarily by the extent of the burn and the depth of the burn. In addition, there are various other considerations from doctors in treating these wounds. Burns, especially deep ones, are very easy to become infected. The infection can even reach the entire body and become even more dangerous. Therefore, a more aggressive treatment is needed in dealing with burns. The dead skin should be removed (surgically if necessary) and the wound should always be kept clean and sufficiently moist. Doctors also usually give antibiotic ointments if the risk of infection seems high enough.
Even though it has been handled well by a doctor, home burn care is very important in determining the healing of the wound. The bad smell from your wound may indicate an infection has occurred. You should come back to the doctor immediately for immediate treatment. The doctor will examine your wound to see how the healing process is going on in it. You may be referred to a plastic surgeon if you notice complications or require surgery to your skin. The doctor will explain to you a plan of action that should be done. The pingping area (thigh) is an area that is fairly covered by clothing. When treating burns, it's best to leave the wound open or you can wear loose pants to prevent the wound from being compressed by clothing. Make sure you are hydrated enough by drinking lots of water. Make sure you eat well-nourished and balanced foods and increase the consumption of protein, such as eggs, fish, chicken, and beef.
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