Knife Scratches And Possible Infection?
I want to ask, if the knife is scratched, what is the possibility of infection if the knife is dirty or something? Then what is the name of the infection / disease from the wound? Is it that bad?
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The wound is a condition of the body's tissues that are open and connected directly to the external environment. As we know that the body has a protective layer in the form of skin to protect against disease-causing germs from the outside environment. If the skin is injured due to blunt or sharp objects, of course, it will increase the risk of infection if handling is not given properly.
Related to your question, the skin that is scratched with a knife (vulnus incisum) to reveal the skin tissue underneath, of course this will make it easier for germs to enter the body. A dirty knife can increase the risk of infection. The types of infection that will occur also vary, because the infection can occur locally / only where the injury is, until it spreads throughout the body and results in organ failure. Symptoms caused by infection also vary, ranging from local reactions in the form of swelling around the injured area, redness, pain, fever, seizures to a decrease in the surface. Tetanus is one of the most common cases due to sharp object trauma and often causes patients to have seizures and lead to death. The severity of infection was assessed based on the area of infection and the symptoms it caused. The following are signs of an infected wound, including:
Swelling and redness around the wound Painful tenderness Bleeding or pus The wound smells bad Fever Therefore, preventing infection is an important measure to take in all medical and emergency measures.
Keeping the wound clean from contamination of dirt and germs and giving appropriate and rational antibiotics is the right choice. That is the information that I can convey, hope it helps