Pus On The Toenail And Spread To Other Nails?
Hello, about 2 months ago my big toe was very painful, the pain was around the big toe and accompanied by an unpleasant odor. After that there was pus in that part and only I let it remain until now. Initially felt very painful once every time wearing shoes or sandals, until now the pain has disappeared. But the pus does not disappear and instead spreads to the area around the pus. My question is, is this dangerous? So what’s the solution?
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Pus is a yellowish fluid which is a collection of white blood cells and bacterial cells that have died, which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Pus can arise in any part of the body that has an infection, especially infections that are not handled properly.
Pus and pain in the toe nails can be caused by various possibilities, for example:
Cantengan, which is a condition characterized by swelling, redness, and pain in the corner of the fingertips due to the growth of the side of the nail that goes into, and is often experienced by the big toe. Foot ulcers In principle, pus formed due to bacterial infection treatment needs to be done to overcome the infection. Actually the treatment will depend on how widespread the infection or collection of pus formed and depending on the cause of the formation of pus. In medical language a collection of pus that forms into a lump is called an abscess. If the cause is simple, your doctor may pull out or extract your toenail and do the anesthesia first.
If pus is found in the area of the wound, the doctor may cleanse the wound, cleaning can be done by making an incision (incision) on the wound so as to make a way out for pus to flow out. And cleaned with liquid sodium chloride or clean water, and antiseptics. Furthermore, the suppurating wound is left until the pus production has stopped.
And the doctor will also give you some antibiotics to drink that are right for overcoming the infection of the wound that has pus, can also be accompanied by anti-inflammatory and pain medications. then the wound is evaluated until it is certain that it is completely clean and no pus is found.
Therefore, because the treatment needs to be done by medical personnel, you should consult the problem with your doctor. In addition, if infections in festering wounds are not treated can cause complications such as
Expansion of infections to other parts Expansion of infections to blood through blood vessels, namely sepsis, this condition is very dangerous and can even threaten So many of our answers, hopefully useful