The Wound Fell From Swelling To Runny?
Good afternoon. I am Vina from Pontianak. I was in a motor vehicle accident yesterday and my leg was injured. I tried to clean the wound myself with alcohol. Tomorrow morning, my feet became swollen and the wound was runny. What should I do next? Do I have to get an injection? antitethus? Please respond yes. Thank you doctor.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Post-accident wounds that become swollen with discharge do not rule out the possibility of a wound condition that has a secondary infection. One risk factor is less hygienic wound management. We recommend that you see your doctor directly. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination if there are indications, such as blood tests and X-rays. Later, the doctor will probably do cleaning and wound care.
The indications for administration of serum antitethus injections are prevention of tetanus in wounds contaminated with soil, dust, or other materials that are at risk of causing Clostridium tetani bacterial infection in people who have not been fully immunized with the tetanus vaccine or are unsure of being immunized. If the doctor who treats you finds this indication, it is likely that you will be given an antitetum serum injection.
As a suggestion, if the wound is swollen painful, you can use paracetamol at a dose that follows the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. In addition, you are advised to keep the wound clean. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.