Put An Antiseptic On The Nail Extraction Marks?
I pulled out my nails yesterday, can I drop the nail marks with povidone iodine?
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Povidone iodine is an external drug that has a function as an antiseptic. Generally, this liquid is used to kill germs (viruses, bacteria, fungi) attached to the skin layers. In addition to the skin, povidone iodine is also available in the form of a vaginal solution and mouthwash, which has the same function as an antiseptic.
However, povidone iodine can also have a tissue-damaging effect so that it can have an impact on the longer wound regeneration process, especially for deep wounds. Thus, the use of povidone iodine is recommended for superficial wounds such as cuts or superficial cuts, except when a strong antiseptic function is required such as during surgery.
In addition, povidone iodine has a stinging effect when applied to wounds and sometimes causes black marks after the wound dries up. This antiseptic can also dry out and harden, so that when applied to gauze-covered wounds, there is a risk of gauze sticking to the wound surface which can cause pain when the gauze is replaced.
What is more recommended for wound cleaning is actually using intravenous fluids (NaCl 0.9%) followed by application of antibiotic cream, thereby minimizing the effect of damage to skin tissue, reducing pain during application, and minimizing the attachment of the wound to the gauze.
Ideally, especially for wounds that are deep enough, cleaning the wound should be done in a health facility to ensure that everything touching the wound is sterile equipment and materials. At least the patient needs to clean the wound several times in a health facility, where when the wound starts to dry, the wound sufferer can continue cleaning the wound by practicing what he gets when cleaning the wound in the health facility. Our advice is that you should check and discuss further with the doctor who handles your nail removal to confirm the condition of the wound, and determine the wound management that you can do at home.
If there is a wound, here are some things that should be done at home to keep the wound clean and promote healing:
Keep the wound area clean, avoid exposure to dirt or unclean water on the wound. apply with antibiotic cream, and cover it with sterile gauze Wash your hands thoroughly every time you treat the wound If there is dry liquid on the wound, put a sterile gauze filled with physiological fluid on the dry liquid to clean it, avoid rubbing movements because it is feared that it will become a new wound contains high protein such as meat, seeds, fruits and vegetables, milk, to support the regeneration of cells damaged by wounds so that wounds heal quickly. If there is a wound condition that is more painful than usual, the area around it is red, yellowish pus, bleeding, or a wound that opens again after the stitches / stitches are opened prematurely, consult a doctor immediately.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya