Handling Of Wounds Caused By Stepping On Broken Glass?
Hello. I want to ask, about 2 weeks ago I tread on a very small glass, the glass is stuck in the sole of my foot, I take it off and there is just a drop of blood. Next I started to get uncomfortable while walking because of the pain in my foot. I thought there might be some residual glass still stuck at my feet. Then I tried removing the glass with a pin, but there was no glass that I found. The next day my legs ached so badly that for several days I had difficulty walking because the wounds on my feet began to form a circle of pus. I was surprised how small the wound was so large pus. The festering wound was very tense. It really hurts to the touch. But the pus never came out. For a week I can’t wear sandals and shoes. Then 2 days ago I got my festering legs that have changed from yellow to dark red. Strangely, the wound did not hurt but it was like there was blood in it that couldn’t come out. At that time only a few drops were seen on my feet. Until now, my feet still have that blood circle. But you don’t get sick anymore. I want to know if my feet need special handling, then what should I do? Thanks a lot
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Small sores that then fester indicate that an infection has occurred in the wound. Open wounds, although small, if exposed to the environment directly and do not treat the wound well, the risk of infection increases. Especially if you take action on your own with a pin that is not clean / sterile, the higher the level of infection and trigger the emergence of pus, pain, and inflammation that is increasingly widespread.
As the healing process progresses, pus will diminish, pain will disappear and the inflammation process will gradually improve. The color of the skin becomes dark red may be caused by necrotic tissue / dead tissue formed after the infection process or due to blood clots in the skin layer. When symptoms improve, pain decreases, inflammation also decreases and you can do your activities as usual so you don't need to worry. This can be done is to continue wound care properly so that the healing process can run quickly and avoid the risk of re-infection. Compress with warm water, and provide an antiseptic can help to reduce blood clots, clean the remaining necrotic tissue scarring and avoid infection. Also wear footwear that is safe and comfortable.
If the symptoms do not improve / s get worse and accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, it is advisable to do an examination directly to the nearest doctor.
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully helps