Injury To The Big Toe That Has Been Infected?
I was hit by a motorcycle on the left big toe. The nails are half from the left side of the bridge to the top while the one on the right side is still good, but only slightly injured. Well, I have been taking 500mg of phlegm (pulsating medication) for three days and I only gave antiseptic to revanol and betadine. But over time my nails were swollen red and my throbbing pain was very painful until I couldn’t stay. And my nails turned black, the white flesh of the nails came out from the inside and it became an overwhelming smell and pain .. Please tell me how to handle it ?? without having to be taken to hospital where it is forcibly extracted nails / anesthesia ..
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I need to say, you can not handle it independently at home, you need medical help in this regard.
From what you said, it looks like the wound in the big toe has been infected and putrefied. Decay occurs due to tissue not getting blood supply or supply, usually this is because the blood vessels that supply the blood supply are cut off. In addition, decay can also occur due to the presence of foreign objects into the network, causing the growth of anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that live in an environment without oxygen) easily. Anaerobic bacterial growth spreads gangrene or ulcer wounds. This decomposed tissue is also a place of life that is preferred by other bacteria. Of course this aggravates the condition.
This decomposed tissue must be removed. The doctor will do it. You can't do it alone, because the action requires sterile tools and conditions to prevent bacterial infection again.
The only way you can do is consult with the nearest doctor. The doctor will conduct an examination for further treatment. If you delay treatment, the condition can get worse, even until you have to undergo amputation.
In addition to treating your finger, the doctor will also look for any diseases that can cause tissue decay and also prevent or prolong healing, such as high blood sugar or diabetes. If there is, the doctor will also treat diabetes.
Meanwhile, keep cleaning the wound with clean water 2 times a day. The wound does not need to be soaped, but the surrounding area can be soaped using soft soap. Don't give Betadine wounds. If the wound is wet, compress with rivanol using sterile gauze until the gauze is dry, then the gauze is removed. After that, you can apply antibiotics to the wound. It is better to leave the wound open. Avoid contact with dust and dirt. This is just a way to prevent further disease progression. So the decayed tissue must still be removed medically.
Thus hopefully useful.