Inflammation Of The Thumb Of The Right Hand Accompanied By Pus And Pain?
, I want to ask, about 2 weeks ago the thumb finger of my father’s right hand on the tip of the nail hurt, he also had time to lift the dirt in the ditch with that hand directly, did it hurt his nails or had not forgotten, let it be because he thought it would heal by itself it hurt that. It turned out that the pain that was just at the tip of the nail, turned into a reddish swelling just under the nail and it became more and more painful. When the hospital was sick, there was offered treatment now or hospitalization, my father chose to take action now, then he was put under local anesthesia around the thumb and the doctor drew the pus, then bandaged it and given medicine, one of which was a drug that was administered rectally. now 2 days after the procedure, the pain is still very much felt, the pus is still coming out, and the redness of the swelling is slightly widened. My father doesn’t have a fever, the condition of the thumb is still bandaged. Waiting to see the doctor again is still 1 day away as promised. What to do? Please advise. Thank you in advance.
Thank you Humairah for your question on the HealthReplies.com forum, inflammation accompanied by pus and pain is usually a condition caused by a condition called an abscess. Abscess is a condition where there is an accumulation of pus in a part of the body. Where this condition is usually caused by a bacterial infection. This abscess condition can occur on any part of the body including the fingers. In this condition, several symptoms can usually occur in the form of:
- pain in the involved part and pain may increase when touched
- can drain pus
- may be accompanied by fever
In this condition, it is usually possible to remove pus in the part of the body involved, and is usually accompanied by administering antibiotics. However, if this condition does not improve or the condition gets worse, this should be discussed again to the related doctor because it is possible that the swelling can be caused by other conditions or the antibiotics used have developed resistance to the germs that infect the current condition.
Here is an article about abscesses
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