The Big Toe Wound Never Dries Up?
Good evening, I want to ask why the part of my big toe is not dry, dry. At that time, because of the calluses, but the water was not released, it became painful (swollen), but when it was broken down, blood came out. I have been to the general practitioner twice, first I was given ointment and drinking medicine, it was still wet, the second was given nebacetin to be sprinkled with oral medicine. So a few days ago (5/6 days) I wanted to recover, I didn’t use the nebacetin, so 3 days ago it was wet again and it swelled up. Calculated the count of dry dry month already. Please guide me
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Wounds that don't dry out can be caused by various things, including poor wound care, the appearance of new wounds, people with high blood sugar or diabetes, or indeed have blood clotting factor disorders.
In addition, there are some parts of the body that tend to be more difficult to heal than other areas because of their specificity, namely parts of the body that move a lot, such as the limbs and limbs such as the legs because the blood flow is relatively less. In your case, whether your wound is not healing because of its location on the big toe or due to other conditions, can only be determined through direct examination and observation from the first time the wound was formed. If there is no change or if it gets worse, we suggest that at your next doctor's visit you can ask for a referral to a surgeon or orthopedist for further evaluation.
Meanwhile, keep your wound dry by avoiding splashing water, keep it clean, which if you need running water to clean it, dry it immediately with gauze after cleaning. Also eat lots of protein sources such as milk, eggs, tempeh, tofu, cheese, yogurt, sea fish, beef and chicken breast to help heal your wounds, and limit work and reduce pressure on your thumb. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.