Fever Accompanied By Blood That Still Flows After Being Cut By A Knife?
Tonight, I’m Nana from Cirebon. Yesterday my finger was cut into the knife while cooking, the wound was quite deep and the bleeding was difficult to stop. But because the conditions were busy, I just washed the wound and gave him red medicine and then plastered. Today when replacing the plaster the wound is still bleeding and now my body feels feverish / fever like a flu person, do I get tetanus infection or what? Thank you
Hello Nana, Thank you for the question.
Your complaint may be caused by a bacterial infection in the wound but not because of tetanus. Tetanus is an infection caused by Clostridium tetani bacteria that enters through dirty wounds, usually punctured or cut wounds, accidental wounds, burns, or animal bite wounds. These bacteria will release toxins that attack nerves, causing muscle stiffness or tension and can even be life-threatening because it causes breathing difficulties. Symptoms of tetanus usually appear 4-21 days after infection. You experience symptoms one day after your cut, so this time is very unlikely because of tetanus. Apart from being infected with bacteria, your symptoms may be caused by colds and colds.
If until now the wound is still bleeding, you should immediately see a doctor for further examination and treatment. If the wound is large and deep enough, bleeding is difficult to stop and the risk of infection is greater if it is not cleaned and not treated properly. The doctor will usually recommend suturing the wound if the size of the wound is large and deep. The doctor will also assess whether there is an infection in the wound and the need for tetanus vaccine. In the future, it is recommended that you immediately wash the wound with clean running water when you have a wound. You do not need to use red or antiseptic drugs to clean the wound. If the wound is large enough, immediately press the wound with a thick clean cloth and immediately visit the nearest emergency room.
In the meantime, you can take paracetamol if your body temperature continues to rise. Please rest sufficiently and consume nutritious food and sufficient water consumption.
I hope this helps.