Swollen Fingers That Spread Even More After Being Bitten By An Animal?
sorry doctor, my wife was like being bitten by an animal maybe some kind of insect at home, initially the index finger was swollen and the finger tense, then the swelling spread to the back side of the palm. How about the initial treatment, doctor? Thank you in advance
From the information you have conveyed, it is necessary to carry out an initial examination by a doctor to find out the possible types of insects, the time of occurrence, and the condition of the swelling in the area concerned. So that the doctor can see and carry out a direct examination regarding the condition that your wife is currently experiencing.
If the swelling has gone about 1-3 days after the bite, it is likely that the swelling is due to the skin and subcutaneous tissue response in the form of edema or swelling due to the poison injected into the patient's skin. In the early stages after the bite, removing the venom in the bite area can help reduce the amount of poison that enters and reduce the risk of this swelling. So that if it has been running for 1-3 days, it is possible that the poison is quite difficult to remove from the insect bite area, so the bite mark treatment, and waiting for the recovery process and waiting for the degradation of the toxic effect in the skin tissue to possibly be done.
However, all of this needs to be confirmed directly by your family doctor so that care and medication can be provided.
For now you can advise the patient to compress warm water with a temperature that is strong enough against the skin, compress or soak the associated hand in the water about 3 times per day for the next 4 days.
That is the information we can convey. read also how-to-treat-insect-bites.