Scraped Rusty Iron To Bleed?
morning. 1 week ago I just got scraped by rusty iron near a parking lot that made me bleed. after 1 week the pus is pushing when squeezed and the skin around it becomes blue and itchy. what should I do? thank you
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Wounds due to scraped rusty iron should not be considered trivial. Wounds like these are very susceptible to secondary infections, including by tetanus, or other harmful microorganisms. This secondary infection of the wound can cause the wound to become festering, swollen, painful, always wet, itchy, darker in color, give off a bad odor, and does not heal, often even widening. Sufferers often also experience fever, chills, and joint pain due to it. Infection in these wounds, if not treated properly, can also spread to other areas of the body, including to the blood, brain, and other vital organs. Specifically for infections caused by tetanus, sufferers can also experience comprehensive muscle stiffness, and can even lead to respiratory failure and death if late handled.
Therefore, we recommend that you consult yourself directly to a doctor or a surgeon. Depending on the condition of the wound, the doctor will be able to provide various treatments, including wound care, administration of drugs, debridement, surgery, and so on. Further tests, such as blood tests, biopsies, and so on, can also be done by doctors if deemed necessary. Your doctor may also recommend that you undergo tetanus injection.
At this time, you should first do the trick below:
Clean the wound with sterile gauze moistened with NaCl solution, press so that the pus and dirt out
Don't bandage the wound too tight
Keep the area of the injured skin clean and dry
Do not scratch the itchy area
Do not slough open wounds
Nor does it give any medicine to the wound without a doctor's prescription
Drink and eat nutritious foods
Hope this helps ...