How To Deal With Sores On The Palms That Almost Dry Out And Fester?
Good evening, I just had a wound on my palm and now it’s drying. but the pus still remains and dries up around the wound, should it be cleaned again or just leave it on until the wound heals by itself?
Hello, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Festering wounds should be cleaned every day. Pus is a fluid produced from infected tissue consisting of dead white blood cells, bacteria, dead tissue, and serum. If the pus comes out of your wound and the pus has dried up, you can soak the pus with warm water (you can soak the gauze in warm water and then apply a short compress to the wound so that the dried pus is softer and easier to clean). After the pus dries up softer, rub gently with gauze until clean. Be careful when scrubbing so that the wound doesn't reopen.
Pay close attention to your wound, if there is still swelling, pain, and redness around the wound, or the wound still looks wet and still oozing pus, you should see your doctor so you can do an immediate evaluation of your wound. The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics if necessary to help treat the infection.
So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer
dr. irna cecilia