Watery Black Wounds Never Heal For 3 Months?
Good morning. I have a red wound that initially turns black and runny. Now it’s still not nearly 3 months. After seeing the doctor, taking medicine for dry sores after a few more days of watering. What should I do because I’m afraid the wound will enlarge. Thank you
Hello Yecy Hilda,
Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal within 4 weeks after getting appropriate treatment. Chronic wounds are formed because the process of healing normal wounds that are disrupted. Based on the cause of chronic wounds can be divided into:
Impaired circulation of blood or blood vessels. Wounds need food and oxygen carried by blood cells to start the wound healing process. Disturbances in blood circulation in certain tissues that are injured will cause the wound to not heal or even arise necrotic / dead tissue.
As a result of diabetes (diabetic ulcer). Diabetes causes damage to blood vessels and nerves, injuries generally occur at the tip of the toe because the patient does not feel anything during the injury and a long healing process due to blood vessel disorders and also the utilization of glucose / sugar in the affected tissue.
Due to continuous pressure (pressure ulcer)
Besides infection and nutrition factors of patients also affect the healing of a wound. If possible you can check yourself and control the wound regularly. Laboratory blood tests (such as blood sugar levels) can be performed to exclude the possibility of diabetes. Good wound care needs to be done to trigger the healing process, consumption of high nutritious foods, especially protein and vitamin C that function in wound healing, avoid applying ointments or haphazard drugs to the wound. Giving antibiotics is usually also done if indeed proven to be an infection. Further consultation regarding chronic wounds can be done with a surgeon.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.