Clear Liquid From A Wound That Looks Prominent And Feels Painful?
In the afternoon, I had a wound that looked like it had been hit by a knife but thin a few days ago after that it gradually became rather prominent and there was clear liquid in it, the edge was like white if the protruding part was in contact with something it would hurt. For only a few days the bulge has released a clear liquid. That’s my finger, why?
Hello, good night Min Allois ...
Thin wounds such as the knife you are referring to may lead to a cut. If someone has a wound on his body, then the body will respond to natural recovery. This wound healing process consists of several stages:
Stage of inflammation (inflammation). After the injury occurs and the bleeding stops due to the clotting process, the body will respond in the form of a dilation of blood vessels to drain blood into the wound area so that white blood cells that function to fight infection can flood the injured area. That is why at this stage the injured area will feel warmer and reddish.
The stage of scar tissue formation. At this stage protein fibers (collagen) will form which push the wound edges to shrink and close
Maturation stage. As a result of increased collagen production, the damaged tissue gradually recovers. This stage can last for months and even years.
The complaint that you are experiencing where your injury is rather prominent is probably because there is currently a stage in the formation of scar tissue. The clear liquid that comes out of the wound is probably blood plasma. Blood plasma is a component of blood that is 90% composed of water. The release of this blood plasma is also a sign that the wound healing process is ongoing. This condition is normal and not dangerous.
Immediately consult a doctor if you experience the following things:
clear liquid turns into a yellowish white or greenish and smelly liquid (pus)
you have a fever
wounds do not heal or continue to wet / discharge
Meanwhile, what you can do to treat your wound is to clean the wound at least once a day using clean water or with an antiseptic solution (for example, containing povidon iodine. If the wound is small in size, and you are not traveling outside the home, then you can leave it open (not covered with bandages). Conversely, if the wound is large in size and if you are going to travel outside the house that is feared the wound will be exposed to dust, then you should close the wound.
Also read the following HealthReplies.com article:
Stages of wound healing
Open wound care
I hope this helps ..