Can An Almost Dry Wound Be Given An Ointment?
I want to ask, is it okay to wound (which is almost dry) caused by falling from a motorbike can still use ointment?
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A history of trauma or a fall that you have experienced and caused injury to the impact area or body part that has been traumatized, will generally experience a good recovery in the span of 5-7 days. This wound healing process will get better if there are no complications of infected wounds, and you take good care of the wound. The type of injury you experience also affects the type of treatment needed and the duration of wound recovery in general. Like a babras wound, with good wound care by giving antiseptics and avoiding contact with water, will help the wound dry and heal quickly. Whereas open or deep wounds or dirty wounds will require wound care by competent medical personnel. Therefore, knowing the type of injury you are experiencing and providing appropriate wound care will help the wound heal itself.
While giving the ointment that you will need to ensure the type of ointment and active ingredients of the drug from the ointment itself. So the use of the ointment will be in accordance with the indications and types of wounds you experience and your current clinical condition. If your wound is now dry, bleeding is not active, and there are no signs of inflammation or infection, then in general, administration of ointments is not necessary, especially ointments containing active antibiotic ingredients. The condition of the dry wound that you are experiencing at this time, may indicate that the inflammation process has improved and now the wound healing process is already underway. So, it is expected that within the next 3 or 4 days, your wounds have healed and new healthy skin tissue growth has occurred.
However, to ensure all this, you should consult and check directly to your family doctor. The doctor will conduct a direct examination of the wound and ensure the healing process of your wound. If your wound is good and dry at this time, usually wound care is given enough antiseptic (such as iodine-based wound medicine), wound closure to prevent friction and dust, and avoid contact with water wound. Medication will be given if an indication of treatment is found.
At this time, you should not give an ointment without a doctor's recommendation and at this time you can still treat your wound while trying to see your doctor. Avoid attempts to remove the hard part of the wound, to prevent new injuries. Leave this part to dry and peel naturally, which indicates that new skin tissue has grown and the wound is covered.
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