Swollen Fingers Of Diabetics Do Not Heal After Being Cut By A Knife?
I want to ask my mother, is there any sugar for a few days, so I don’t take sugar medicine (Metformin), then the palm of the little finger touches the knife and it swells until it is swollen … What is the effect of sugar or not? But 3 days ago it went to the Desa Putra clinic after being checked for infection. That afternoon my mother was vomiting, urinating too. My mother was taken to the Zahira hospital and treated, she said, the hospital doctor, my mother was dehydrated, but her blood sugar had dropped, but her hands were still swollen … How do I deal with it ??? Please answer .. Thank you
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Diabetics, especially those whose blood glucose levels are not well controlled, are more prone to infection. This happens because high blood sugar levels can reduce endurance. This condition can be made worse by other diabetes complications, namely disorders of the nerves and blood vessels.
Secondary infections of the wound, including injuries caused by a knife scratch, can cause the wound to heal longer. This infection can also make the wound swell, redness, feel pain, runny, festering, expanding, giving off a bad odor, to make sufferers experience fever and chills. The condition of your mother who experiences vomiting and diarrhea can be a secondary effect of infection in her fingers. It could also, vomiting and diarrhea occur due to other causes, for example gastroenteritis (digestive infections), dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), intolerance, food poisoning, food allergies, intestinal inflammation, malabsorption, viral or other bacterial infections, and so on. As a result of massive vomiting and diarrhea, your mother is more at risk of dehydration and decreased blood sugar levels.
Our advice, if you have ever checked your mother's condition to the doctor, help your mother undergo treatment as recommended by the doctor. You can also do the following efforts so that the recovery of your mother's condition occurs faster:
Give your mother hygienically processed food Reduce feeding that is too acidic, spicy, fatty and contains a lot of gas. Give your mother more digestible food, for example, food. Give your mother enough to drink too, especially water. Let your mother rest. more Do not carelessly give other medicines to your mother except on the advice of a doctor Clean the scars on his hands periodically using clean gauze moistened with liquid NaCl, compress the scars with warm water so that the swelling is reduced If after the drug runs out complaints your mother still has not improved , do not hesitate to check it back to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine so that further treated yes ..
I hope this helps.