The reason the felon is an infection of the wound by Streptococcus or Staphylococcus. A few days after microtrauma the injury site becomes red, swells, there is throbbing pain, which quickly increases and causes anxiety. If untreated the infection spreads, resulting in chills, increased body temperature, worsens the General condition. If assistance is not provided at this stage, the risk of developing serious complications such as lymphadenitis, cellulitis, osteomyelitis and sepsis.
When panaritiums pus often accumulates under the skin in the area of cushion around the nail and under the nail. If untreated, the infection can migrate to the joint, bone or tendon. It is not only excruciatingly painful, but can lead to amputation of a finger. That is why the treatment should start immediately after the injury.
If you've injured a finger, immediately treat the wound with iodine and apply a sterile dressing, even if the damage seems minor. This will reduce the risk of development of felon to a minimum. If the inflammation is still formed, try to deal with it conservatively. Do hot baths for the hands, using disinfectants, for example, furatsilina or chlorhexidine.
After conducting the heat treatments apply a finger bandage with the dioxidine, levomekol or ointment Vishnevsky. Change it twice a day.
In the absence of effect of conservative treatment, contact your surgeon. Specialist under local anesthesia will make a small incision, clean the wound and put a bandage with antibacterial ointment. In severe cases may be prescribed antibacterial drugs for internal use.