Do Blisters Accompanied By Swelling Have To Be Cleaned Every Day?
Good afternoon, I want to ask, 3 days ago I fell from a motorcycle, then wounded, I bought my own medicine u0026amp; I cleaned it myself, I cleaned it using IV water at home, the wound was not too deep. I cleaned it myself u0026amp; I treat myself with Betadine u0026amp; take antibiotics. The first day I used Betadine, and Ointment. The second day I used blue medicine u0026amp; ointment . That day too, and on the day 1 u0026amp; 2 of my legs were not swollen, on day 3 I was swollen, only just swollen u0026amp; red, but does not ooze pus. Is this natural swelling due to injury or swelling due to infection? And do I have to clean it everyday?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Swelling that appears after a person has an accident and injury, it can indeed be caused by the inflammation process because there is damaged tissue, and can also be due to infection. But usually caused by infection is accompanied by discharge of pus, and possibly fever, not just an enlarged size and redness.
In your case, the steps you take are actually correct by cleaning with intravenous fluids and given an antiseptic solution. What's still not right is taking antibiotics independently. There is already a provision that in any case, antibiotics should not be purchased and used without a doctor's prescription. This is because the use of antibiotics has been very widespread, often used misplaced or irrational in the last few decades and this has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which makes a person more difficult to cure and the disease is getting worse when infected by these bacteria. To avoid the situation getting worse, the use of antibiotics is now very tight, and even doctors can not just give it, must be based on clear evidence and findings.
In addition, it is better that after your wound is treated alone as a first step, you still consult a doctor to be assessed whether it needs further examination or not. Even abrasions may not be a problem, but there are certain injuries that may need to be given an injection to avoid tetanus, and there may be conditions that require X-ray examination and antibiotics.
So that for your current condition, even if there is no pus or fever, you should still check with your doctor to see how urgent it is. You can visit the nearest clinic or health center to be evaluated on how the results of the first treatment you did and how the injury progressed. If indeed you do not want to go back and forth to the doctor to examine the wound, at the meeting you can ask to be taught how to replace the bandages yourself at home, and what things you need to look for to need to come back. Meanwhile, multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as tofu, tempeh, seafood, milk, cheese and yogurt to speed healing. So, hopefully answering your question.