The Appearance Of Wounds And Swelling In The Legs So They Can Not Walk?
At noon my doctor got gout about 4 months ago and until now there has been an injury in his leg and swelling that never goes away. And then I couldn’t walk, said to me he felt weak, but eating and drinking was normal like a healthy person in general. What should I do with the doctor’s treatment? Thank you
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Gout is a term used to describe gouty arthritis or inflammation of the joints caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. The main cause of gouty arthritis is high blood uric acid (also called hyperuricemia). The main symptoms that can be found in gout arthritis are swelling, pain, and redness of the joints (the joints most commonly affected are the base of the big toe, although it can also be found in other joints). Hyperuricemia or gouty arthritis does not cause symptoms such as sores on the feet. Therefore, if indeed the symptoms experienced by your father is the appearance of wounds in the legs accompanied by swelling around the wound (not in the joint), then the cause of the injury is not gout.
The appearance of wounds and swelling in the feet can be caused by several things, for example:
skin injury to the foot (pierced or scratched sharps, blisters caused by the use of uncomfortable shoes) skin infections (abscesses, cellulitis, ectima, erysipelas, etc.) arterial ulcers and venous ulcers (wounds that occur due to disorders of arteries or vascular disorders venous blood in the legs) pressure ulcers (sores that occur due to excess pressure on the skin) diabetic ulcers (sores on the legs that occur due to damage to blood vessels and innervation due to diabetes) If indeed the wound in your father's leg has been going on for a long time and not heal with treatment of ordinary wounds, wounds appear enlarged, legs look increasingly swollen, wounds appear blackish, or pus and foul-smelling discharge from the wound, you should immediately bring your father to see a doctor so that further evaluation of your father's feet can be done. If the wound is very large and there is a widespread infection, it is likely that your father will need to clean the wound tissue (debridement), if there is an abscess, chances are your father will need an incision and drainage of the abscess (cutting a bit of tissue over the abscess and removing pus in the inside). Your father is also likely to get antibiotic therapy if the wound is large enough. Your father will need a variety of examinations also to see whether there are risk factors for complications of wound healing such as diabetes, as well as examination of patency of blood vessels in the legs (for example, do doppler / ultrasound of leg veins).
You should not delay taking your father to the doctor so that treatment can be done as soon as possible and the wound does not spread. We recommend that wounds that have not healed for a long time should not be attempted to be treated by themselves using traditional herbs or certain herbs because it can be dangerous and cause more severe infections in the wound. For now, keep the wound clean, cover the wound with sterile gauze and replace the gauze when it is wet with water or pus.
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