Treatment For Wounds That Have Been Removed For 1 Week?
I want to ask. I’ve had my nails removed. Should the gauze located in the middle be removed? I have 1 week the wound is dry. I’m confused whether the gauze should be opened or left alone. Even if you open it, it’s already stuck
Hello, Fajar Gustiawan, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
The gauze bandage serves to protect the injured part from external dirt, to provide a cushion on the finger after the nail is removed so it doesn't hurt too much, and to help absorb the drug. Usually the bandage after nail extraction will be removed after 2 days, but it depends on the patient's condition. If it's been 1 week, try to check again with the doctor whether the wound can really be removed or still have to wear a bandage. The bandage will be removed/changed if the bandage is dirty, wet, needs a new bandage, or if the wound has healed it will be removed afterwards.
The doctor will check if you still have pain, if there is blood/pus/fluid from the wound, and if there are still signs of inflammation or infection. Further treatment depends on the results of the examination. If the wound is still dirty, wet, painful, or pus/fluid comes out, the doctor will treat it and will still cover it with a bandage. As long as you haven't seen a doctor, you should keep your bandage clean so it doesn't get dirty, wet, and smells good.
Here is a link about ingrown toenails which also includes care after nail removal, which can be read for additional information. So, I hope it's useful.
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