Treating Festering Nails Accompanied By Pain?
Hello, I want to ask how do I stop pus and pain because my nails are cut too short and pierce the leg skin
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition of nails that are too short and piercing the skin, in English is called ingrown nail and in ordinary Indonesian is often called cantengan.
Cantengan is characterized by swelling, redness, and pain due to skin injured by nails. If then a wound occurs and the bacteria infects the wound, pus can come out as well as more severe symptoms. In your case, this is most likely the case for you.
Apart from cutting nails too short, cantengan can also occur due to abnormal nail shapes, such as fans, injuries to the feet, sweaty feet so that the nails are easily damaged, genetic factors, using uncomfortable footwear, and lack of maintaining foot hygiene.
To deal with this condition, because an infection has occurred in your condition, you should consult your doctor, so that you can be given drugs that can stop the infection, suppress inflammation, and reduce the pain. If your doctor judges that his nails must be operated on, then you will be given that choice. Of course you have the right to refuse if you are not pleased.
While at home, all you can do is keep the area clean and dry, wash with warm water and soap four times a day for about 20 minutes, and in the future, wear comfortable footwear and cut the nails straight, not curved following the shape of the nails. So, hopefully answering your question.