Few people have ever experienced the appearance of a purulent wound or furuncle on the body. To serve this could not only be a trauma of something non-sterile, but even banal shaving, careless cutting of the cuticle near the nail or any micro-injury. In an increased risk group there are people with impaired metabolism, reduced immunity and excessive fatness of the skin. In serious cases, the help of a surgeon is obligatory, but sometimes you can get out pus from the wound even at home.
Self-medication is allowed only in very innocuous cases. If the wound or furuncle increases, pus in them is deep, the problem is accompanied by a constant increase in temperature, then you should definitely consult a doctor. It is necessary to surgically open and establish drainage( a device that does not allow the wound to fully tighten, contributing to the outflow of pus).If you tighten with this, waiting for the pus to come out, you can eventually get even a blood poisoning. This is fraught with bad consequences.
Why does pus appear in the wound?
In the wound in which the infection has fallen, pus begins to form after a certain period of time, which is a protective reaction of the body. Foreign bodies and microorganisms, such as wood particles, metal chips, fabric fibers, etc.the body perceives as a foreign substance, which must be rendered harmless. To this end, the blood supply increases to the damaged area, which contains a significant number of white blood cells - leukocytes. Together with this, local immunity is activated, and many immune cells - macrophages - come to the wound. Macrophages devour foreign bodies, neutralize them with the help of special enzymes, but later perish themselves. Thus the process of suppuration occurs.
At the first stages with shallow wounds, pus can be pulled home. But in severe cases, you need to see a doctor.
Folk remedies that draw pus from the wound
Primarily purulent wounds need to be washed and cleaned. For this, therapeutic baths and lotions are used. Make them from a variety of plant species such as:
- leaves of lilac;
- squeezes and radish juice;
- leaves blueberries;
To get a decoction you need to take one tablespoon of ground vegetable raw material, add one liter of boiled water and cook in a water bath for 15 minutes over a small fire. After cooling, place the wound with the wound in the bath for half an hour. Repeat the procedure daily 2-3 times.
After purification and disinfection, procedures are performed to create an outflow of pus from the wound. Pulp out the wound will help the following folk remedies.
Garlic-soap compress. Pulp from a closed wound will help garlic-soap compress. To make it, the head of garlic is baked in the oven. Then it is ground and mixed with a finely grinded laundry soap. From this mixture a cake is formed, applied to the wound and fixed with a bandage. After four hours, the bandage needs to be changed. After some time, the pus will come out.
Cut onion. The head of onions cut into two parts is applied to the wound and fixed with a bandage for 4 hours.
Scarlet Sheet. The leaf is cut along and the side of the pulp is applied to the suppuration site. It is fixed with a bandage or band-aid and left for the night. The effect will be visible after 2-3 days. Beet and potato compresses. Beets or potatoes are finely grated and the resulting gruel is applied to the wound. Change the compress every two to three hours.
Pus drawing ointments
For effective drawing of pus from wounds, high osmolar ointments are used. In pharmacy chains, there is a rather large assortment and a wide price range. If the wound is shallow and does not cause fear, it will be enough to contact the pharmacist and he will select the ointment for a specific case.
The most common application for drawing pus from wounds was Vishnevsky ointment and ichthyol ointment. They are quite effective, affordable and not inferior in functionality to their more expensive counterparts.
Ointment Vishnevskogo has in its composition three main components: castor oil, xerobes and tar. Each component has its own specific properties, which determines the wide range of application of this ointment. Xerobes well wounds the wounds. Castor oil helps to heal wounds and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Tar is considered a good natural antiseptic
Due to the large number of medicinal properties, Vishnevsky ointment is used in many situations, therefore it is very desirable to have it in the home medicine cabinet.
Method of application for wound suppuration. If a suppuration is detected, it is necessary to take a piece of medical gauze folded in several layers and apply Vishnevsky ointment on it. Apply this bandage to the affected area and fix it with a bandage. After 12 hours, remove, remove the rest of the ointment with a tissue, treat the area around the wound with alcohol and put a new bandage on the ointment.
Ichthyoli Ointment is a good antiseptic. She, like Vishnevsky's ointment, has a good price / quality ratio. In its composition, ichthyol ointment contains a significant amount of sulfur, which determines its purifying and softening properties. It is indispensable in purulent processes, as it effectively draws pus from closed wounds. The ointment is applied to a gauze napkin, applied to the wound and left for the night. The only contraindication to use is individual intolerance.
Levosin Ointment also refers to inexpensive means for drawing pus from wounds, which doctors recommend to use at home. It is a combined preparation that has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and necrolytic properties.
Ointment is applied to a sterile wipe and applied to the wound. Dressings with ointment are done every day until the wound is healed.
Other ointments that draw pus from a closed wound are also used:
Most of these ointments at a very affordable price. Of course, if everything goes well, then almost the entire tube will remain intact and will not be useful in the near future. But it's better that it was.