The Wound On The Ankle And Clear Discharge?
Hello, I have a wound around the ankle of my right leg.
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Skin that is itchy and scratched excessively can lead to sores due to irritation. Wounds that are large enough can cause intense inflammation that can lead to pain, watering, or even swelling. There are various conditions that can trigger this, including:
Insect bites Skin infections, not only due to boils, but also due to tinea pedis, impetigo, herpes zoster, scabies Contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to irritation or allergy to substances in contact with the skin) Drug eruptions, etc. To determine the cause of wounds and complaints other that you experience, ideally you should go directly to a doctor or a dermatologist. That way, the doctor can provide you with appropriate treatment according to the cause of your injury and other complaints.
As for the condition of your current wound that has dried up and no longer has any signs of severe inflammation, such as pain, it may indicate a mild condition. However, to be sure, there is nothing wrong with you still going to the doctor with the right treatment, the cause of your complaint can be resolved completely, so that the potential to spread, recur, or transmit to other people can be much reduced.
As an initial treatment, what you should do is:
Clean regularly the wound on your foot, using a clean gauze soaked in NaCl or antiseptic (povidone iodine), do it 2 times a day No need to cover the wound, unless it is recommended directly by the doctor. Do not hold or peel the wound, especially with dirty hands Use comfortable pants and footwear that can protect your wound from getting dirty and irritated due to excessive friction. Do not give medication carelessly to the wound, unless it is directly prescribed by a doctor. Hope it helps, yes ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah