Hello, what is the right thing to keep your feet clean? And what if at home use gauze or just open it so it gets exposed to the wind so it dries quickly and if you go use gauze with betadine or gauze alone? Thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. To treat wounds that come from loose thumb nails, the principle is that you must keep them dry and clean. Because in a damp environment, tissue is difficult to recover and in a dirty environment, there are many bacteria and viruses that can infect and slow healing.
So that the concrete step is better to keep it closed using gauze because when it is opened in the condition the wound is still not too dry, many bacteria can stick. Change the gauze once every few days or when it's dirty, damp and discolored. You can replace it yourself if it has been taught by health workers, or replace it at the nearest health center, not necessarily at the same doctor who did the first nail extraction.
But if all this time the nails are still dislodged by themselves and haven't yet been treated by a doctor, we suggest you should immediately consult a doctor. Because besides needing to be kept dry and clean and routinely replaced, you also need to take anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics under the supervision of a doctor. This is important to prevent infection and help the recovery process.
In addition, limit physical activity involving the feet, multiply the consumption of nutrients in the form of proteins such as milk, cheese, yogurt, beef and chicken breast, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.