Handling Of The Torn Wound On The Forehead After The Car Was Stuck?
Excuse me doctor, this is how my mom was hit by a car yesterday and then there was a wound on her forehead until it looked flesh according to this doctor what is the solution should be sewn?
Hello Hny, thank you for asking.
Injuries caused by blunt trauma such as collisions with a vehicle, can cause minor or severe injuries. The location varies, depending on the mechanism of the collision. Of course your mother must undergo a physical examination first so that the condition of the wound can be assessed in detail. If the wound is small, not deep, irregular in shape, there is no continuous bleeding, and it is clean, then the wound may not need to be sewn. But if the doctor assesses the wound deeper than the epidermis tissue (top layer of skin), then the doctor will generally stitch the wound. Sutures are intended to quickly close the wound so as to avoid infection and tissue death.
Injuries that have occurred since yesterday, will generally experience a portion of tissue death at the wound edge. The doctor needs to thoroughly clean the wound, remove the dead edge tissue, and assess whether the wound can heal with or without stitches. If you wait too long to consult a doctor, then the possibility of infection will be higher.
Cover the wound with clean gauze. Avoid holding the wound or face so as not to get dirty. Do not take antibiotics without doctor's advice. After all is done, your mother can consult a doctor.