Management Of Torn Wounds On The Non-sutured Leg?
I want to ask about the torn wound on my toe if it is not sewn, how to treat it so it doesn’t sting and how long it will take to heal
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In order to know how to treat a torn wound, it is necessary to know the exact location of the cut (on which finger, its position on the finger), the size of the cut, the depth of the tear, and whether the wound is clean or not.
If the wound is small and superficial, you can do the treatment yourself by washing the wound until it is completely clean, make sure there are no dirt, sand, or small stones stuck to the wound, after that you can just treat the wound openly when you are not there. dirty, but if the location of the wound is under the toes, or you are going / walking in a dirty place, you must cover the wound with a bandage. Make sure your wound is always dry and clean. If the wound or the bandage covering the wound is wet or dirty, immediately dry the wound by covering the wound with sterile gauze or by drying it by airing the wound dry, and changing the bandage to cover the wound.
If the wound is large and deep, the wound is very dirty, then you need help from medical personnel to clean and treat your wound. The wound must be thoroughly cleaned inside the wound to ensure that no debris remains on the inside of the wound. You can also give an injection of anti-tetanus toxin if the wound looks dirty and earthy to prevent you from getting tetanus. Your wound will need stitches, because if it is not sutured, it can take a very long time to heal and the risk of infection will increase. Your wound will require treatment with antibiotic ointment, and sometimes you will also be given antibiotics to drink if your wound looks dirty.
If you experience pain, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol, or if you see a doctor, your doctor can prescribe a stronger pain medication.
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