Yellow Fluid Comes Out In The Wound That Has Swelling?
Why does the wound become swollen and release yellow water? Is it dangerous or what? isn’t there a quick treatment so the wound isn’t swollen like that? thanks. ht
Hi Aciratna. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
The wound itself is actually a state of damage to the integrity of the skin / other organs due to trauma, either blunt, sharp, or due to acid / base fluids, temperatures that are too hot or cold, and so forth. Therefore, there are various types of injuries, for example:
and so forth
All of these wounds will cause an inflammatory reaction in that area or it could be the whole body that is part of the wound healing process. Inflammatory reactions that can be felt are swelling around the wound, redness, pain, the area of the wound feels warmer, and the reduced function of the injured body (eg a wound on the knee, causing the knee to be difficult to move due to pain). Thus, swelling can indeed occur as a result of these wounds.
In certain wounds that are exposed and exposed to the outside air, for example torn wounds, slightly abrasions, and the like, they are more susceptible to bacterial infections. If the wound is infected with bacteria / fungi / other organisms, yellowish liquid / pus can form from the wound. This liquid is usually thick, yellowish-greenish. If it is caused due to infection, the infection needs to be addressed immediately, for example by giving antibiotics to bacterial infections. If left untreated, it is feared the infection can continue and spread.
Actual wound care depends on the type of wound. There are wounds that are open and susceptible to infection, so they need to be covered with sterile gauze, and there are also wounds like abrasions that can be left open just like that. Some ways to treat wounds in general are:
Make sure you wash your hands before cleaning / handling the wound
clean the wound using normal saline sterile fluid (NaCl), and if necessary give antibiotic ointments or antibiotics (as recommended by the doctor)
keep the wound dry, and if it is wet, gently dry the wound so as not to aggravate tissue damage
Do not scratch or rub the wound
to reduce swelling, you can do compresses (can use cold compresses on new wounds to reduce inflammation, or warm compresses to speed up blood flow back on wounds that have occurred longer /> 2 days).
My advice, if the wound that you experience does not go away, feels very painful, there is significant swelling and disturbing, discharge fluid such as pus or even blood, immediately consult your doctor. The doctor will examine and assess whether antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other drugs are needed.
Also read: Signs of dangerous festering wounds.
That's all, hopefully it helps and get better soon.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.