What to do when it's ripe?

The article is professionally consulted by Master, Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc - General Internal Medicine - Endocrinology - Department of Examination & Internal Medicine - Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital. Doctor has more than 10 years of studying, researching and working in the field of endocrinology.

Nine edges of fingers and toes is an infection and festering, swelling, abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Herpes virus. Nine festering edges, if not treated, properly handled can leave dangerous complications. So what to do when the hands and feet are nine?

1. What is the disease of nine fingers and toes?

Nine fingers and toes is one of the most common skin diseases. Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Herpes cause pus, swelling, and abscesses on the fingertips or toes.
Nine cheeks can progress seriously and cause dangerous complications if not handled appropriately, the patient does not maintain good hygiene.

2. How do the nine fingers and toes progress?

In the first 1-3 days after the injury, the fingertips or toes will be red, swollen, itchy and painful. , making the patient feel uncomfortable and difficult to move the fingers and toes due to stiffness. Over the next 4-7 days, the inflammatory lesion begins to spread around the finger or toe, causing pain, tension, and jerking with each pulse. At this point, the inflammation can cause the person to have a low-grade fever.
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In the following days, the infected finger and toe position will fester. At this time, if not handled appropriately, nine fingers and toes can cause dangerous complications such as arthritis, osteomyelitis, bursitis, and sepsis.

3. Hands and feet with nine sides, what to do?

When the fingers and toes are nine, the patient should:
Keep the area clean by washing the affected area with diluted potassium permanganate diluted with water. After cleaning, it is necessary to apply an antibiotic ointment such as Fucidin, Foban or Bactroban, to limit the increase of infection. However, it is important to apply the medicine according to the prescription and instructions of the doctor. In case, the patient has a nine-sided festering, it is necessary to go to a medical facility immediately for proper treatment. Here, the doctor will make an incision to drain the pus. The doctor also prescribes the patient to take a combination of antibiotics. If after the above treatment, but the nine cheeks are still swollen and causing a lot of pain, or do not respond to treatment, the doctor will assign the patient to take an X-ray to see if there are complications.

In order to prevent getting nine cheeks at the tips of fingers and toes, it is important to note:
Regularly clean, wash hands and feet clean every day. Do not soak your hands and feet in water for too long. Avoid going barefoot, especially in sandy areas. Do not cut fingernails and toenails close to the skin, especially the deep areas next to the nails of fingers and toes. Keep the nails longer than the skin to avoid the corners of the nails, the feet hitting the skin causing ripening.
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When the nine edges of the fingers and toes are affected, the patient should first prevent the infected area by cleaning and applying antibiotics. If there is a festering phenomenon, it is necessary to go to a medical facility immediately to have pus incision and appropriate treatment, avoid leaving it for a long time or arbitrarily improperly treating it, causing complications.
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