Handling Of Exposed Stitches?
Hello, I anas, 2 weeks ago I had an accident and my toe had to be cut, and sewn. First 1 week, the condition was safe. After the stitching thread had been removed, the wound was partially opened again. dry. and the skin around the wound starts to feel a little sore. what are the signs of infection. and what steps should I do. thanks in advance
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complaints that the wound does not dry out, runny, sore can be caused by several possible causes:
1. Secondary infection in wounds: open wounds are prone to secondary infections, namely infections that come from outside or the environment. Characterized by redness, swelling, pain and wounds that are difficult to heal or dry out
2. The presence of high blood sugar (diabetes mellitus): in the presence of high blood sugar, can cause wounds difficult to dry and will always be wet. To find out whether your sugar level is high or not, you can do a regular sugar check that is blood sugar while at the nearest clinic or health center or laboratory
3. Interference with the process of blood clotting: an interruption in the process of blood clotting can cause sores to dry up and will always bleed or get wet. Abnormalities in blood clots are characterized by the presence of wounds that are often difficult to cure, it is difficult to stop bleeding
to find out more about your wound complaints, you should immediately consult a dermatologist or internal medicine.
prevention can be done:
1. Maintain cleanliness of the wound area and its surroundings
2. Many consume high protein foods such as egg whites, fish and meat
3. Routinely control the wound to the wound site
thus hopefully merafaat