How To Treat An Infected Foot Wound?
Tonight, I want to ask about the wound, before my toes were injured which resulted in peeling of the skin, the next day I found the skin had been covered but it caused bubbles filled with pus around it so that it interfered with my activities to walk, I want to ask how to handle it? can i pop the bubble to get the pus? if not, am I sufficient to clean with an antiseptic solution and rub the bubbles with an external antibiotic ointment? and finally, is it okay to cover the wound with gauze so that I feel comfortable wearing shoes? thank you,.
Thank you for the question.
Wounds are damage to normal structure and function due to processes that originate from within or without. Based on the level of wound contamination, it is divided into:
clean wounds are wounds made during the surgical process where there is no inflammatory and infectious process in the respiratory, digestive, genital, and urinary systems.
clean, contaminated wounds, namely wounds in the surgical process where the respiratory, digestive, genital, and urinary systems are infected.
contaminated wounds, including open wounds, wounds from an accident that accidentally occurred, surgery for abscesses (collections of pus).
dirty or infectious wounds are wounds that are infected by microorganisms.
The microorganisms that cause this skin infection can be caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites. The factors that cause skin to become infected easily or slow to heal are:
the wound site in a damp place
location of the wound in an area that is easily dirty and wet
history of diabetes
malnutrition or poor nutrition
have a habit of smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages
Existing pus should be removed, but the method for removing the pus must be sterile, so that it does not recur or become a more severe infection. We recommend that you consult a surgeon for this.
The suggestions that I can give for now are:
keep feet dry and not dirty
if pain can take ibuprofen or paracetamol
consume nutritious and healthy food
if you have a history of diabetes, you should check your blood sugar levels
stop smoking and drinking alcohol
Do not squeeze or try to drain the pus without a doctor's supervision
Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono