Wound- How to manage an infected wound and its first aid

Infected Wound

Any wound that has not begun to heal after 48 hours is infected. It contains bacteria dirt and may contain a foreign body. The infection may spread elsewhere in the body and cause damage. Features of an infected wound are as follows.

  1. Pain and soreness in the wound.
  2. Swelling and redness around the wound.
  3. Pus in the wound.
  4. Fever chills.
  5. Pain, swelling and tenderness over lymph nodes draining the area.

First Aid

  1. Hold the soiled dressing at a dry and clean corner and remove it.
  2. Wash hands with soap and water.
  3. Clean the wound with sterile swabs soaked in an antiseptic solution.
  4. Apply a new dressing over the wound.

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