Fester And Swelling In The Elbow?
Morning, my father is 70 years old, already 3 days, the hands on the elbows are swollen because there are 2 points of festering wounds. How do you handle it because my father complained. Please answer, thank you.
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of festering spots on the hands which then swell up may be caused by bacterial skin infections, for example acne, folliculitis, impetigo, abscesses, or cellulitis. This bacterial infection is susceptible to the elderly, in addition to poor body endurance, it may also be due to poor hygiene, contact with other skin infections, or sensitive skin types.
In addition to bacterial infections, other microorganism infections, such as fungi or viruses, can also cause complaints similar to what your father experienced. Or, it could also be, your father's condition arises because of other skin conditions that are infected secondary to bacteria, for example insect bites, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, benign or malignant tumors, and so on.
The good, if indeed the condition makes your father uncomfortable, consult him directly to the doctor or dermatologist so that his condition can be handled properly. Some types of drugs, surgery, or maybe also a supporting test (such as a biopsy) can be done by your doctor so that your father's condition is resolved.
In the meantime, what your father needs to do is:
Diligent in a clean bath, also clean the area of the hands with antiseptic soap Do not squeeze, prick, or scratch the spots, especially with dirty hands Warm compresses that swell up spots Increase endurance, with a good diet and healthy lifestyle Hopefully it helps ya ..