Handling When A Finger Broom Stick Stick?
Good afternoon, I want to ask a few days ago my thumb was pricked by a broom stick. I saw that there was no part of the broom sticking in my finger.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Does a painful finger come with swelling and look red?
Complaints of pain in the finger after a stick does not rule out the possibility of inflammation due to infection in the puncture wound. In general, symptoms / signs of inflammation include pain, swelling, redness, and feel warm compared to the temperature of the surrounding skin. Suspicion of infection as a cause of inflammation is increased when pus is found coming out of the puncture wound. Even so, the condition of the wound on your finger still needs to be examined directly by a doctor so that it can be evaluated appropriately.
Unfortunately access limitations prevented us from being able to carry out physical examinations directly. We recommend that you check with your doctor so that evaluation and treatment can be needed as needed. If there are indications, for example, a history of a puncture wound in contact with the ground, the doctor may give tetanus vaccination and antibiotics.
As a suggestion, for the time being you can use over-the-counter pain relievers, for example: paracetamol, at doses following the rules of use stated on the packaging of the drug. In addition, it is recommended that you keep the wound area clean and dry enough.
To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about good wound care. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.