The Index Finger Is Injured Until It Is Swollen And Perforated?

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Hello, I want to ask, at first there was a small wound on my index toe near the nail, but after a long time it swelled and the wound got wider and had a hole in the middle and also my nails turned white. I wonder why? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi lia123,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A sore around the nail that swells may indicate that the wound has an infection. Areas of the feet that are often in contact with a dirty and moist environment (for example due to the use of closed footwear) do facilitate the occurrence of infection. In addition, the risk of infection can increase if you don't treat your wounds properly, don't wash your feet often, don't use proper footwear, or have a poor immune system, for example due to diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or other immune disorders.


In addition to swelling, infection in the wound on the foot can also cause the appearance of pus due to the buildup of dead skin cells and inflammatory cells. This is what is likely to cause your nails to appear white. The hole in the middle of the swelling you experience may come from a fistula, an abnormal channel that often forms in skin infections as a way of draining pus.


To make sure, if it's really an infection and fistula that triggers your complaint, you should see a doctor immediately. That way, the doctor can determine whether the trigger for the complaints you are experiencing. If necessary, the doctor can also refer you to a surgeon for further treatment.


Currently, you can do the following tips:

Wash your feet
Clean the swollen wound on the toe using sterile gauze moistened with intravenous fluids (NaCl), lightly press the swollen area and around the hole to let the pus out, do not rub the wound on the skin excessively
Make sure your feet are always dry and clean
Use clean, dry, and not too tight footwear

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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