The Torn Wound That Had Been Streaked Had Not Healed For A Month?

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Night, it’s been more than a month since my injuries haven’t healed. Initially small, it takes a long time to spread but is dry, the color becomes reddish and around the area is slightly swollen. Do you plan to use antibiotic ointment before applying it, do you have to clean the pock marks first? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Shela,

Thank you for asking

Tears may become enlarged, reddish, and swollen, usually due to secondary infection. This infection is prone to occur in dirty wounds, not receiving adequate care, frequent exposure to humid environments, or occurs in people with weak immune systems, such as people with diabetes, HIV / AIDS, and long-term steroid drug users.

The treatment of infection in a wound may vary depending on the extent, depth, and overall condition of the wound. Not forever, wounds like this can be treated with antibiotic ointment. Often, other therapeutic modalities are required, such as wound care, administering oral medications (not ointments), and so on. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to use antibiotic ointment carelessly without checking the condition of your wound to a doctor first.

Need to clarify, how is the condition of your wound at this time? Is it really dry? Do pockmarks appear? Where is the wound located?

Due to the limited information you provide regarding the condition of your wound, it is difficult for us to determine what kind of treatment is best for it. Therefore, we advise you to have your wound checked by a doctor first. With direct clinical assessment, doctors generally can provide the best treatment according to the condition of your current wound. In more serious conditions, the doctor may also refer you to a specialist surgeon.

In the meantime, it is advisable not to give any wound treatment without a doctor's supervision. You only need to clean your wound regularly 2 times a day using a clean gauze cloth moistened with NaCl solution to avoid the wound from being exposed to dust, or other dirt. Also, make sure you always wear clean and loose clothing, and don't pick up any cuts that appear to prevent irritation and infection.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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