Open Wound Again After Removing The Stitches On The Index Finger?
hello, .. 10 days ago my left index finger that can be bent hit by a cutter incision and torn deep enough to be sewn 4 stitches. yesterday or the 9th day I had broken the stitches with the condition that the wound was still a bit swollen but it was dry and tight even though there were parts that were still gaping a bit of the traction effect due to the location of the wound which could move and bend. the doctor who treated me said it was okay as long as it wasn’t brought in motion. the next day or rather today, the wound was gaping and quite wide but didn’t release any fluid whatsoever the swelling tended to improve and it didn’t hurt. my question is whether the gaping part will slowly improve or need to be given medication so that recovery can be faster? or do I need to re-sew while the wound does not hurt and discharge?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Basically, each wound must be closed tightly using stitching and or gauze techniques, and the new sewing thread may be cut and the new bag may be removed if the wound is completely closed. This is because if left open, infection can occur and recovery may not be optimal.
So in your case, we suggest that the best step you can take is to check your condition with the doctor, not necessarily the same doctor, just the closest general practitioner to your home, a doctor from the puskesmas, and a doctor from a clinic to see if a re-stitching is really needed or not. We cannot confirm it because we did not see it directly and do not know how severe and how big the wound was.
What is clear, as long as not to see a doctor, continue to consume drugs regularly, multiply the consumption of protein-rich foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, chicken breast and tempeh, cover the wound with gauze, and keep it clean and dry. So, hopefully answering your question.