The Soles Of The Feet Are Swollen Like Boils After Being Pricked By A Thorn?
Hello, yesterday my brother was pricked by a thorn in his foot, and my brother just said now, and his feet are swollen, I pulled him out and I took out his pus, bsk his palm was swollen again like boils, do you think I should remove the pus again?
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Injuries caused by prickles in the soles of the feet, if treated immediately properly, are often not a dangerous condition. As for the condition of your younger sister whose feet swell and secrete pus often indicates an infection. This infection is susceptible to occur due to poor wound care, so that it becomes moist, and prone to be a den of the entry of harmful microorganisms, often bacteria. Significant depth and extent of the wound can also trigger this infection. Not only that, poor immune system, for example due to malnutrition, the consumption of long-term steroid drugs, to suffer from certain diseases, such as HIV and diabetes, can also cause your sister to be more at risk of secondary infections in wounds on his feet.
Our advice, you consult your brother directly to the doctor or surgeon to further evaluate the condition of the wound. Often, so that the infection in the wound improves, the doctor will give several types of drugs, including antibiotics, anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, and so on according to the condition that your sister is experiencing. It could also be, if deemed necessary, before giving medication, the doctor will first do wound care with special surgery.
At this time, you should teach your sister to take good care of the wound. Clean the wound periodically using clean gauze moistened with liquid NaCl or povidone iodine solution. Press down on the wound so the pus comes out, but don't rub it, don't close it too tight. Remind your sister to always use comfortable and clean footwear when engaging in activities. Finally, if the injured leg suffers, you can give your sister the drug paracetamol so that the pain decreases.
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