Swollen Hands Due To Knife Scratches?
I want to ask you about the same question as December 18 … r nWhat would I like to ask about how to rub the swollen hand after it was scratched by the knife? There was pus inside but yesterday the pus had been released a little and deflated but the next day his hands were swollen as well as his legs were swollen …
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Basically, a well-carved knife wound will dry up and heal by itself within 5-7 days (depending on the size and depth of the wound). The presence of swelling and pus in your mother's wound indicates that there is an infection in the wound. Infections in wounds and wounds that are difficult to heal in your mother are most likely due to uncontrolled blood sugar in your mother. Diabetics whose blood sugar is not controlled, it is not uncommon to experience complications such as difficult wounds to heal and easy infection of the wound.
Infected wounds in diabetics must be treated by doctors and other medical personnel. The principle of management of wounds is to control blood sugar, control infection, and treat wound well. Everything must be done simultaneously to facilitate wound healing. Pus that continues to appear indicates that the infection in the wound has not been resolved. You should immediately bring your mother to the doctor so that further examinations can be done on the wound on your mother's hand, including blood sugar checks. The doctor will give medicines to control your mother's blood sugar (in patients with severe enough infections sometimes need insulin to be able to control their blood sugar), antibiotics to treat infections in the wound, and teach you how to treat wounds at home. If indeed the infection in the hand is large enough that there is a lot of dead tissue in the wound, the doctor can propose a wound cleansing operation (deridement). If a deep infection is suspected, the doctor can also propose X-ray examination. This examination is done to see the complications in the form of infection of the bones (osteomyelitis).
You should not treat your own mother at home or manipulate the wound yourself (like pus pushing yourself). Poor treatment of wounds can cause further infection of the wound, causing the infection to spread to deeper tissues, and even causing infections throughout the body (sepsis). Swelling in the new hand will be reduced if the infection is indeed resolved. Therefore, immediately take your mother to the doctor (if there is, take to the doctor of internal medicine) and do not delay.
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