Old Wounds Heal, Each Prescription Medication Runs Red And Swells Around?
My doctor suffered a collision wound in the leg shins for three weeks after taking the medicine and it has not healed, every time the medicine was gone, the wound began to redden around, my doctor must take what medicine is suitable
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Previously, of course it needs to be ascertained first, whether the wound that you experience is just a blister or cut, is it superficial or deep, is the wound dirty or clean? What medicine did you take and did you get medication from a doctor?
Basically, wound care must be tailored to the type of wound you have. For example, your wound is only a small blister, the wound will heal itself in 3-7 days. If the wound you suffer is deep and dirty (lots of dust and soil exposed), then you must clean the wound until it is completely clean before doing further treatment for the wound. The presence of soil or small pebbles left in the wound can slow wound healing and cause infection in the wound.
If it's been 3 weeks your wound shows no signs of improvement or even looks bigger and swollen in the surrounding tissue, you should immediately check yourself to the doctor. Such wounds are likely to be infected and wounds that are infected require more intensive care. If there is dead tissue around the wound (blackish necrotic tissue), operative cleaning / debridement of the wound is needed (the dead tissue needs to be cut and removed so that it does not become a source of further infection). It also needs to be seen also if you have certain diseases that can interfere with wound healing, for example whether you have diabetes. If you have a disease such as diabetes, then wound care must also be accompanied by controlling blood sugar so that healing of the wound can go well.
Some things you can do right now:
Clean your wounds regularly. Wash the wound using sterile saline (intravenous fluids) and dry it well before closing (just aerate). Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap before cleaning the wound, wash your hands again after you finish treating the wound. Apply antibiotic ointment on the wound (antibiotic ointment must be purchased by a doctor's prescription), cover the wound using sterile gauze It is better not to cover the wound with povidon iodine because it can interfere with wound healing Keep the wound dry, change gauze every day or when wet with water or pus
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