Yellowish Thick Viscous Discharge In Abrasions?
Hello, 2 days ago I had an accident, a blister on the knee. I treated it with wasp oil from day one according to parents’ advice. But now it looks like there is a thick, yellowish liquid over the wound. Is this a sign of healing or getting worse? I fear that this is a sign of decay.
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Yellowish thick liquid that is above your wound, most likely a pus. Pus is basically formed by the body of white blood cells that gather to a certain area. White blood cells function as the immune system and will respond to bacterial, viral, allergic and other diseases. So with the presence of white blood cells gathering into pus, there is a possibility that a bacterial infection has occurred in the area of the wound.
In response to this, if there are lumps such as blisters, do not solve them. Let it break by itself. If the pus just comes out, clean it periodically using gauze and running water. Check with your doctor to be sure of our suspicion that it is pus and if so, your doctor may later give antibiotic ointment to help reduce infection. The scar may also be closed if it is considered better.
Meanwhile, if possible, do not use trousers to avoid rubbing on the wound, keep it clean, don't rub the area when using a towel, just pat it, and multiply the consumption of protein-rich foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt and seafood to help repair the network. So, hopefully answering your question.