Is It Permissible Not To Remove The Bandage That Is Already Sticky Until The Wound Dries?

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I want to ask. I have wounds and they are bandages using cotton and gauze. Then I forgot to replace it, I removed one of the wounds with warm water, it was very painful. Because I was afraid to try again I left the other wound in the bandage. I will remove the wound when it’s dry. Is that good? And if it is permissible to know how the wound has dried while the wound must have a pus that has dried, how to distinguish between a dry wound and a pus that has dried?

1 Answer:

Hello Lia,


How big and deep is the wound? Is the wound an iris, a blister, a puncture, or what? In general, you can treat open wounds as follows:

Clean the wound with NaCl liquid or with running water, around the wound can be cleaned with antibacterial soap
Apply the ointment from the doctor if present, generally containing antibiotics
If the wound is potentially exposed to dust or dirt, cover the wound with sterile gauze, the wound should not be covered with cotton because cotton can stick to the wound and is difficult to clean
Replace sterile gauze if it is dirty or wet
If the gauze is difficult to take, first wet the gauze / bandage and lift it slowly.
If a small wound or abrasion does not have the potential to be exposed to dust (eg being at home), then the wound does not need to be bandaged and simply left open
Keep the wound area clean
Increase consumption of healthy and nutritious foods and high protein

If the wound does not improve after 5 days, or if pus appears, the wound smells, the wound remains "wet", around a swollen and reddened wound, you should consult a doctor so that further examination can be done to ensure the condition of the wound and so you can get more appropriate wound care and medication needed yes.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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