Home / Health
Be careful with infected hangnails: 4-year-old girl losts a finger due to it!
December 24 2018, 9:09 AM
Rarely, the infection can spread to the hand or foot.

In most cases, infected hangnails are temporary, mild, and can be treated at home. But sometimes, false treatment at homes can lead to serious infection.

A little girl in China named Chin is suffering from serious injection just because of a simply hangnails. After tearing the hangnails and got a large wound, her grandfather gave her a first-aid by wrapping a used cotton pad around her finger to stop the bleeding. After just one hour, when he checked again, her finger turned black and swell twice.

After just one hour, when he checked again, her finger turned black and swell twice.

When they rushed to the hospital, doctor diagnosed her with serious infection and almost had to cut off the finger. All of these due to everyone’s little to no knowledge about how to treat hangnails.

If the hangnail develops an abscess or starts producing pus, it may need to be drained by a doctor. Avoid doing this at home, as improper drainage can lead to further complications.

A medical professional can usually diagnose an infected hangnail by sight. They may also send a sample off to a laboratory to determine the type of infection.

An infection lasting for longer than 6 weeks may be a chronic condition. A doctor can advise on the best course of treatment for this condition.

Rarely, the infection can spread to the hand or foot. This can be very serious, resulting in a loss of sensation or mobility, and can put the extremity at risk of amputation. Infections are more likely to spread in people with diabetes or other circulation disorders.

Prevention and treatment

Daily use of hand lotion or hand cream may help prevent the formation of hangnails.

Daily use of hand lotion or hand cream may help prevent the formation of hangnails.

For home treatment, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends washing the hands, clipping the loose piece of skin with a clean nail clipper or nail scissors, and applying over-the-counter antibiotic ointment if the area appears inflamed. Persistent hangnails should be evaluated by a physician.

Source: Blogtamsu

Thaopham

Got a story for us? Need to tell us about something amazing you’ve seen or done? Want us to investigate something? Get in touch!

Email feedytv.news@gmail.com, and you could even earn money for your stories or tips.