Treatment For Lumps In The Swollen Toes Accompanied By Pain?
Good evening doctor, please advise the treatment of gout lumps that look like ruptured boils u003cbr u003 clear liquid including white cotton lumps. without antibiotics. This treatment has been released for more than 3 months. according to the doctor’s recommendation to keep it bandaged with a spread of Kalmicetin cream. The last time he was injured was because of a motorcycle tire and swollen. revisit the doctor at the puskesmas, the guardian, another person. and given Microtina antibiotics and it is advisable to continue the two previous drugs mentioned above. after one board of Microtina is finished and the swelling and pain has decreased but the condition is still “chubby ” can I continue [Antibiotic] antibiotics? u003cbr u003e
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, when was the last time you checked the level of uric acid in your blood? What is the exact level of your uric acid?
A lump in the swollen toes (chubby) accompanied by pain is one of which can be caused by gouty arthritis, which is inflammation of the joints due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals. This condition occurs generally in people with uric acid levels greater than 7 mg / dL. Lumps that appear purely due to gout alone should not produce abnormal abnormalities of clear color and white lumps like you experience. Most likely, if the lump secretes like this, it means that the lump has been inflamed due to secondary infection. Because of this, your doctor gives you several medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs, pain relievers, and antibiotics.
Management of lumps due to secondary infected gouty arthritis is generally not enough to do just by taking drugs alone. You also need to do the following suggestions:
Apply warm or cold compresses to inflamed lumps
Clean the secretions that come out of the lump with a sterile gauze that is infused with intravenous fluids (NaCl) or antiseptics (povidone iodine), do not buy the tape too tight
Do not suppress excessive lumps, let alone provide other treatment without doctor's advice
Don't use feet with swollen toes for excessive physical activity
Always wear footwear that are clean, dry, and not too tight during activities
Limit your intake of foods containing excessive purines, such as red meat, sea fish, organ meats
Drink plenty of water
Position the feet with swollen thumbs higher, such as by a pillow propped up
Do not carelessly extend the duration of antibiotic use (including microtina) without first consulting a doctor
If after undergoing doctor's handling and the steps above your complaint still has not improved significantly, it is better to check yourself back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine, yes. wound care until surgery. Your doctor may also direct you to undergo blood tests, x-rays, biopsies, or ultrasound to rule out other conditions other than those that can cause your complaints, such as benign or malignant tumors, abscesses, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and so on. Each of these conditions needs to be identified properly considering the symptoms are almost similar, but the treatment is much different from gout arthritis.
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