Wet Wounds Don’t Dry Out?
Hello, so you see, my sister used to fall from the motorbike and the wound on the right arm was then stitched up, after more than a year the wound was not dry and always wet, then went to the doctor and the doctor recommended that the wound be patched with skin on the thigh, after the operation was less than 3 month the wound was infected. What do the doctors think about this, because it has been almost 2 years since my brother’s wound had no signs of drying out. Thank you in advance
Ideally, the body that is injured will carry out the wound healing process through several stages, namely:
Inflammatory phase. Usually takes place on days 0 - 3, where the body will implement a mechanism to prevent excessive bleeding by making the blood vessels around the wound shrink the diameter of the blood vessels (vasoconstriction) which in turn will form a blood clot around the wound. If this phase is disturbed, the wound healing process will be very difficult to occur. The body will send some white blood cells to destroy the remnants of wound tissue and also bacteria in order to prevent the wound from becoming infected. This phase usually lasts from the first day to the 6th day after the injury. The proliferation phase, which is the "rebuilding" of cells to new tissue to cover or replace scars. In this phase, new blood vessels also begin to form and are ready to provide nutrients to the new tissue that is starting to form. Maturation phase. This is the final stage of wound healing where the body begins to form new sweat glands, hair follicles and reduce the size of the wound. This process can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 years, depending on the severity of the wound. So if the complained wound doesn't heal, then an evaluation is needed, has the patient kept the wound clean? Carry out proper wound care, take medication according to doctor's recommendations. Wounds that don't heal can be caused by infectious or non-infectious factors (for example, a blood clotting disorder). Therefore, it is highly recommended that you check the patient to the doctor directly. so that the doctor will easily identify any abnormalities that cause the wound to not heal.
What can be done at home to support wound healing include: consuming foods high in protein, keeping wounds clean and keeping the wound condition moist.
That is all I hope this helps