The Wound Below The Knee For 3 Weeks Is Still Swollen?
Good evening, I want to ask about what action / drug to heal my wound because the accident mark that was hit by a stone in the leg below the knee for 3 weeks is still swollen and feels nostalgic, and to bend it it hurts and feels sore ..
After an accident or impact on the body, injuries can occur whether it is a tear, abrasion, or bruise on the inside.
From what you experience, if you have a wound after an accident, and after 3 weeks it still feels swollen and painful then it may be due to an infection in the wound.
Infections of open wounds after accidents are quite common, especially if the wound is not handled by the medical team. If the wound is infected, it can make it difficult to heal, swell, feel painful when bent, and can drain pus from the wound. These infections are usually caused due to bacterial infection. Usually if there is an infection in the wound, it is usually necessary to clean the wound by a doctor, and treatment using certain antibiotics.
but besides that, the condition you are experiencing can also be caused by other causes such as:
there is a fracture in the knee area
bruising around the wound
bone infection (osteomyelitis)
therefore, it is recommended that you see a doctor directly, so that the doctor can check your condition directly. Maybe later additional tests are needed such as blood tests, X-rays. thus later the doctor can provide the right therapy for you. It is recommended that you do not take any drugs.
You can clean the wound by using an antiseptic at home. wash hands before washing the wound, and wash the wound 2-3 times a day. cover with a bandage when leaving the house.
The following is an article that you can read about post-accident injuries
may be useful. thank you