Treat Wounds To Dry Quickly?
at afternoon, I want to ask. 2 weeks ago I had an accident and left a wound on the right ankle. Been to the ER twice to clean the wound and change the gauze. I couldn’t clean and change because the wound was stuck to the gauze. When yesterday I went to the ER (2nd), there was pus and gravel was still coming out, maybe when I went to the first ER the staff was not clean enough to clean it. Then today it is advisable not to close the wound. So I want to ask, how do you make the wound dry quickly? You can’t close the wound, on the other hand, if I go to campus if the wound is not closed, I’m afraid that dust will stick to it. What should I do?rnrnThank you
Hi Amelia Widya O,
In open wounds, the first treatment that can be done is to clean the wound using running water and then apply an antiseptic solution such as povidone iodine to the wound surface to prevent infection of the wound.
In conditions where the wound has been cleaned and there is pus, it can generally be caused by an infection in the wound. In addition, wound closure, especially in wet conditions, can lead to the appearance of secondary infection in the wound. When you travel or do outdoor activities, you can still use a dry gauze dressing and open it when you return to your home. In addition, avoid getting water on the wound to prevent moist conditions in the wound. Use pants above the ankles and avoid wearing tight pants, especially at the calf downwards to prevent a moist situation in the wound.
In addition to wound hygiene factors that determine the length of the healing process, adequate nutritional intake and rest are also needed to speed up the recovery process. Eat foods that are high in protein such as fish, meat, eggs, or milk to speed up the recovery process. Generally in minor wounds, the healing process can take about 2 weeks to 1 month. Also check with the doctor regularly, in addition to evaluating the wound, changing the wound dressing and cleaning the wound can also be done.
I hope this information is helpful.