The Index Finger Graft Has Not Dried Yet?
my finger broke 1 piece and had been grafted into the palm of my hand, this has been broken stitches the doctor said waiting for the new dry wound to be removed. What do I do to dry the wound quickly? Wounds on palms and fingertips.
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First of all, should you explain when the graft to your palm was removed?
In general, the wound will dry up and heal by itself in 1-2 weeks. If it's not 1-2 weeks since your graft has been removed, you don't need to worry too much. You just need to do wound care as instructed by your doctor and control according to the schedule given.
If it has been more than 2 weeks since the graft has been removed and your wound does not appear to heal, then you must re-evaluate the wound, whether there is an open suture or an infection in the wound. In this case, you must immediately take control back to the doctor who treats you. If you see signs of infection in the wound (such as pus discharge or odorous discharge from the wound, a wound that feels more painful and swollen), you should re-examine your doctor and should not be delayed.
If you see your bandages getting wet with blood or pus or if your bandages are exposed to water, then you should change your bandages immediately. Wash your wound using sterile saline, if the wound looks dirty and festering you can gently rub your wound using sterile gauze while watering it with sterile saline. Dry by aerating, then apply the ointment over the wound (if prescribed by your doctor), and cover again with a dry bandage. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap before and after treating the wound.
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