Pore, Swollen And Hot Sores On The Fingers?
Hello, my finger wound started with a knife and then I closed it with a plaster for three days every day I replaced the plaster with a new one but on the 3rd day I opened it because it felt hot and getting sick and when it opened it turned out there was pus inside the wound and the wound on my finger it is closed and long ago increasingly swollen, sometimes itchy, hot and very painful. How should I handle it?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints of pain, palpable heat, and discharge of pus from the wound does not close is a sign that the wound has a secondary infection. Other symptoms / signs that are usually found in wounds with secondary infection are redness and swelling. Risk factors for secondary infections in wounds are the handling of wounds that are less hygienic and wounds that are often left damp / wet.
Unfortunately, access limitations prevent us from being able to directly examine the condition of your injuries. We recommend that you immediately check yourself directly to the doctor so that you can do an evaluation and appropriate treatment of the wound. Handling can be given in the form of cleaning and wound care, administering ointments / creams, and oral medication to relieve pain and / or antibiotics if indicated.
While heading to the doctor, you can clean the wound with 0.9% NaCl infusion fluid and gauze that can be purchased at the pharmacy. The gauze is dipped in a clean container filled with IV fluids, then rub the gauze over the wound area and dry it with dry gauze. If you are in doubt, you can go directly to the doctor to get proper wound management.
To help the wound healing process, you are advised to always keep the wound area clean and quite dry. Rest the injured finger during the healing period and avoid heavy physical activity or pressure / friction on the injured area. It is also advisable to eat balanced nutritious foods regularly, especially those that are rich in protein (for example: chicken, meat, egg whites, fish, nuts, and dairy products).
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