Foot Injuries That Cause Fever.?

, I was 16 years old and had been around for 4 days with a fever and on the 3rd day I didn’t feel any weakness but still got a fever up and down. I have an open wound on my foot, can my fever be caused by an infected wound?

1 Answer:

Hi Richie,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Open wounds, if not treated properly, can indeed become infected. The risk of this infection is even greater in wounds that are large, deep, located in areas that are often depressed, and occur in people with impaired immunity, such as diabetes, HIV, or cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy to deal with the disease.

Infection in the wound can be characterized by wounds that are always wet, festering, swollen, painful, giving off an unpleasant odor, and its size is expanding. If the infection is severe enough, the inflammation can also make you fever and chills.

However, it is not only a secondary infection of the wound, it can also be that the fever and weakness that you feel are due to a viral or other bacterial infection. Therefore, considering that your complaint has lasted more than 3 days, you should still check it directly to the doctor so that further evaluated the cause, as well as the best treatment to overcome them. For cases that are suspected of being serious, often the doctor will direct a follow-up examination such as a laboratory or biopsy, maybe even the doctor will refer you to the right specialist, such as a surgeon, skin specialist, or internal medicine.

At this time, all you need to do is:

Take paracetamol medication when there is a fever Clean the wound regularly with clean gauze moistened with intravenous fluids or povidone iodine. Don't close the wound too tight. clean footwear when doing activities Get plenty of rest. Hope it helps.

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