Treatment Of Cuts On The Fingers Until The Nails Come Off?
I want to ask a few weeks ago, my finger was seriously injured because it was hit by the exhaust hood and my finger was torn, my nails had to be pulled out and had to go to the doctor, is it true that a badly injured finger shouldn’t be exposed to water and what was the impact ,, and another how long nails can grow
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Wounds are direct trauma that causes the skin to open, so the body's first defenses open. With the opening of the body's first defense from the skin, it will be at risk of causing entry of dirt, foreign matter, or microorganisms that can cause extensive damage to skin tissue or can cause infection in the injured area.
Therefore, if there are wounds on the skin or other body parts such as nails, then a good wound care is needed to prevent infection and prevent extensive tissue damage, thus helping to better wound healing.
Some steps for wound care on the skin and nails are:
1. clean the wound from dirt entering the wound
2. Give an antiseptic, such as iodine or rivanol
3. if the wound is open and wide and deep, it is considered to carry out a wound stitch to close the open wound
4. cover the wound with sterile gauze
5. treat the wound the same way, about 4-7 days
6. Avoid contact with water until the wound heals
7. taking stitches if the wound is done stitches, around the 7th day after sewing the wound
Thus, for open wounds, the first step needed is to consult a doctor or the nearest hospital. The doctor will evaluate the wound and plan actions that can be done.
In connection with your question, the extracted nails and open wounds show the initial defense of the skin and your nails are open, thus increasing the risk of infection and the entry of foreign objects into the wound. Therefore, avoiding contact with water is an important treatment step to help the wound stay good and dry. If the wound comes in contact with water, it is at risk of causing the wound to remain wet, and germs or microorganisms in the water enter the wound which causes the infection process and prolongs the wound healing process.
Therefore, for now, you should pay attention and continue your doctor's advice, besides that, you also need to take good care of the wound. It is hoped that the wound on the skin can heal within 7 days afterwards (depending on the condition of the wound), and the nails can start growing at the third week after the procedure for several months thereafter.
Thus the info we can convey.