Stick On The Big Toe Does Not Heal?

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Good morning, r n r nDo I want to ask, it’s already been 2 months since I have cantengan in my right toe. I have treated it with an ointment of ikagen antibiotics, and the antibiotic drug cefixime 200mg. a few years before, I also suffered from cantengan in the same place (right thumb) and got the prescription medication above and finally recovered. the wound dries immediately after several days of drug use). r n r nPlease direct them and instructions. does it have to go through a surgical procedure or enough with just drugs.

1 Answer:

Hi Iilanglaras,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cantengan (paronichia) usually occurs due to improper way of cutting nails, for example because cutting nails too deep, causing nails to grow into the skin piercing and triggering inflammation. It can keep repeating if you don't improve how you cut your nails. This recurrence of cantengan can be more risky to occur in people with poor immune system or also in people who have deformities of certain nails or fingers. Inflammation due to nails that grow pierced into the skin can cause skin pain, swelling, suppuration, and can also experience sores that do not heal. It is not impossible, secondary infections in cantengan can spread through blood vessels to other distant places, causing the sufferer to experience fever, chills, and other more severe complications.

Our advice, you do not carelessly use drugs for your complaints, especially drugs that are not included over-the-counter drugs, such as antibiotics. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is very risky to worsen your complaints and cause bacterial resistance to antibiotics so that you will be more difficult to recover if you experience the same infection in the future.

Our advice, you check your complaint directly to the doctor or surgeon. In addition to conservative therapy using drugs, your doctor may also recommend you medical treatment to resolve your complaint, for example by removing part or all of the nails that cause slashes, to prevent future complaints.

In the meantime, in addition to not taking drugs carelessly, you should improve your personal hygiene, especially the area of ​​your foot that is slender, ie by diligently bathing, diligently washing feet with antiseptic soap, and always wearing clean and dry footwear during activities. To minimize temporary pain, you can first take the drug Paracetamol.

Hope this helps ...

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