I hurt my finger until the flesh slipped from my finger until it smudged and it couldn’t be sewn whether I could clean my wound with just RL solution without having to go to the hospital for treatment.
Hello Afi, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
The complaint that you are experiencing is included in the tissue injury. Tissue injuries can take various forms and types. The injury you are experiencing is vulnus laceratum / VL. VL itself is a continuation of skin tissue continuity which causes the skin to open so that the tissue under the skin appears. This condition is very easy to recognize just by looking at the condition of the wound.
In handling this type of wound, usually the doctor will suggest stitching so that wound healing is fast and perfect. But this all depends on how heavy the wound is, if a serious injury such as a deep tear to damage the tendon, tearing a muscle, the bone may be necessary for action in the operating room.
Responding to complaints that you tell, the possibility of injury can not be covered with suturing can occur especially on the skin that has low elasticity such as the soles of the feet, fingers, or extensive damage so it will be very difficult to put together. In this condition the doctor will monitor the state of the wound if the bleeding stops the doctor will clean and close the wound only.
The next treatment is to treat wounds such as cleaning and changing bandages. Ideally carried out every day by medical calm to reduce the risk of infection. But if you have difficulty / limited time to go to the clinic or doctor's practice, you can treat your own wounds at home using sterile materials in treating wounds such as infusion fluids such as RL / NaCl, sterile gauze, and bettadine. However, my advice is that you come to the clinic or doctor occasionally to monitor the progress of your wound repair.
Right now what you can do is:
Avoid getting wet / moist / exposed to water first. Clean and replace the wound dressing every day. Be careful in using drugs without doctor's recommendations such as Chinese medicine, herbal medicines, etc. on wounds. This can actually aggravate the wound condition. Consult a doctor if the wound doesn't heal and gets worse. That's all my answer, thank you very much :)