Ano ba ang mabisang gamot sa pigsa? I am sure most of you already experienced having pigsa. Ang sakit sakit di ba?!?
Pigsa is a skin infection brought about by the entrance of bacteria through a hair follicle. Infection po sya.. hindi totoo ang sabi sabi na pag may pigsa ka eh dahil marumi ka. Of course, kapag marumi ka sa katawan, lalala lalo ang pigsa mo.
Pigsa or Boils are usually caused by a bacteria called Staphylococcus. This bacteria is already present in our skin and is harmless. It becomes harmful when it enters inside our body which causes infection. In the case of Pigsa, it enters through hair follicles or oil glands.
Aside from pigsa or boils, Staphylococcus can also cause these skin infections:
- Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
And other than the skin infections mentioned above, Staphylococcus infection can also lead to:
- food poisoning
- blood poisoning,
- toxic shock syndrome
- septic arthritis
YES! Staphylococcus infection is that serious! That is why it is very important to take care of a wound or a skin lesion. And improper treatment can lead to a more serious complications.
Eh di ba ang mga bata, kaunting kibot lang, nasusugatan na. Nakakatakot ung mga infections brought about Staphyloccus. Kaya naman I am very thankful that I got an invite to a recent event sponsored by Fucidin®. Proper way of taking care of wounds and cuts and how Fucidin® works when it comes to stopping Staphylococcus infection were discussed during the event.
Mommy bloggers were invited to attend the #NoToStaphy event. Dr. Kristine Gutierrez talked about wound care 101 while Dr. Irene Gardiner talked about Fucidin® product and uses. According to Dr. Irene Gardiner, if the wound is MOIST use theFucidin® cream and if the wound is DRY use Fucidin® ointment.
Mr. Lars Olen- Vice President LEO Pharma™ (Global), graced the event and introduced what LEO Pharma™ is all about and its mission to the mommy bloggers.
Mommy bloggers were encouraged to join the fight against wound infection and participate in the say no to staphy campaign.
#NoToStaphy event is a sponsored event by Fucidin® in a parnership with PurpleBug® – digital marketing partner of LEO Pharma™.
Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid) is a formulation specially made to fight against a number of gram positive bacteria such as Staphyloccoccus. Fucidin® is a product of LEO Pharma™
LEO Pharma™ is a research-based pharmaceutical Danish company founded in 1908 and owned by LEO Foundation, which means commitment to delivering the best care for the patients.
They offer wide product range of dermatology products marketed in over 100 countries and has decades of trusted heritage in the Philippines. LEO Pharma™ Philippines is a Division of Zuellig Pharma Corporation
Steps To Proper Wound Care
STOP the bleeding.
Admit it mga inay, nakaka praning makakita ng blood.. and it’s a normal reaction. Just imagine how scary it is for the kids. Take a deep, calming breath then apply a steady but gentle pressure for 15 minutes with a sterile bandage to stop further bleeding. Elevate the wounded area, be it his arm, hand, knee, or leg, if necessary.
CLEANSE the wound
First things first, make sure nanay ang kamay mo ay malinis din ha. Wash the wound and the area that surrounds it with soap and lukewarm water for 15 seconds to prevent further contamination. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Remove these two in your wound care kit na, it can only do more harm than help.
SECURE against infection
While cleansing removes bacteria from the wound and its surrounding area, it doesn’t kill bacteria, particularly the much despised Staphy. To battle this and help your child’s skin’s natural healing process, apply a thin, even layer of antibiotic cream or ointment on the surface of the wound to keep it moist. The ointment will also keep the bandage from sticking into the wound. Your best bet is Fucidin® because it’s fast acting and deep penetrating yet it does not damage healthy tissues.
COVER bigger wounds with bandage
If it is a minor cut, you can leave it uncovered. For small cuts, you can used adhesive strips (try 3m steri strips.. highly recommended by yours truly! maharlika lang). If the wound is big or worse,protect the wound from dirt and further irritation by applying a sterile bandage to help keep it clean. Covering your kid’s wound aids in more efficient healing, decreases the chances of scarring and infection, and offers extra comfort and protection until the wound is healed completely. Tips on covering wounds:
- Hourglass-shaped bandages are great for wounds on tricky areas like his knuckles, heels, or fingers.
- Larger bandages or adhesive bandages with wings are great for joints like elbows and knees
- Separated edges of a cut can be closed with a butterfly bandage.
It’s actually a myth that bacteria will flourish under a wound dressing. Uncovered wounds dry out and form scabs, leading to greater chances of reinjury and scarring (you won’t want this happening to your child, especially a girl!). Using a sterile dressing will prevent further contamination. As long as your bandage is clean and replaced whenever needed, then you’re covered.
KEEP wounds wet
Don’t let it get dry and leave it exposed to air. Know that wounds should be moist, clean, and covered so they will heal faster. Moisture not only provides the skin’s cells with enzymes and nutrients to help fight infection, it also keeps bandages from sticking and causing further damage to the tissues. To do this, apply a layer of antibiotic ointment like the aforementioned Fucidin to help prevent infection. You may also apply Fucidin below bandages to keep the wound moist and protected from microbial agents, such as the dreaded Staphy.
REMINDER: Natural wound healing should not be disrupted and must be left covered for at least 24 hours.
CHANGE the dressings
If your child has a deeper, bigger wound that requires dressings, make sure to change it whenever the bandage becomes dirty or wet.
TIP: It’s always best to ask a healthcare professional for the proper ways of changing the dressings specific to the wound.
OBSERVE for infection
Eto na nga at pinaka iiwasan natin at ayaw na ayaw nating mangyari sa mga sugat ng mga anak natin. What are the signs of wound infection?
- increasing pain
- pus secretion
- warmth or swelling around the area
CONSULT a dermatologist
May mga time talaga na hindi na kaya ng super powers natin. We really need to call the Avengers na.. err consult a dermatologist. Here’s what we need to take note to know when to seek medical care for your kid’s wound:
- If the infection fails to heal, is bleeding or oozing with pus, has read streaks, or if your kid has a fever
- If the bleeding cannot be controlled by a bandage, direct pressure, and elevation
- If his wound looks like it may need repair with stitches because of its size or cosmetic reasons
- If his wound is from animal bites
- If the wound is difficult to clean
- If there is any of the aforementioned evidence of infection
This is a long read mommies, but please make time reading this one and join the fight against wound infection. Itataya ko ang blog ko for Fucidin® (oy not because I received compensation for writing about them ha) nasubukan ko sya talaga. Pigsa developed in my breast area… sa dinami dami ng lugar di ba!! jusmeeee and two days after applying Fucidin®, matutuyo na sya! I also tried it for my son.. mahilig kumain ng kuko eh..so talagang upod na ang mga kuko nya. Iniiwasan namin na masugatan sya sa area na iyon dahil last time na nasugatan sya, bonggang infection ang naganap! Eh nag kasugat pa din.. syempre I followed the proper wound care and applied Fucidin®. Kinabukasan, wala na ang sugat nya. Kaya talagang Fucidin® will now be included in our wound care kit.
Know more about Staphylococcus infection and Fucidin® by visiting the No To Staphy Website and No To Staphy- Fucidin® Facebook Page.
Celerhina Aubrey ★ saysJanuary 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm
Naku, our family is very prone to pigsa. Ewan ko din bakit. Weird pero ako hindi. Now that you mention it, siguro kasi I have tight pores while my parents and my sisters have open pores. Oh well. This is really a helpful post Mommy P!
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 16, 2016 at 6:11 am
tsaka baka pag mas maraming hair, mas prone since sa hair follicles sya nag uumpisa 🙂
Meikah Ybañez-Delid (@Meikah) saysJanuary 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm
Thanks for sharing, mommy. This is very useful for moms like me who have growing kids who get all kinds of allergies and all! Ha ha!
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 8:49 am
very very useful! And Fucidin is really effective 🙂
Balot saysJanuary 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm
I have this allergy na ayaw na ayaw akong tantanan…Thanks for this very informative post, will check this out.
Melisa Sanchez saysJanuary 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm
Nakooo ang hirap kaya pag may pigsa, pag di pa naman ma agapan yan dumadami, I still remember our churchmates before na halos lahat sila house nila nagkaka pigsa. I think sa hygiene din yata.
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 16, 2016 at 6:04 am
Mahirap talaga.. and talaga malaking bagay ang hygiene para mapigilan ang paglala
celin mendoza saysJanuary 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm
Wala pa sa family nagkaroon ng pigsa, pero wag naman sana. But if ever, will definitely keep this in mind. This is a new discovery in treating our wounds! Mali talaga ibuhos yang alcohol na yan haha.
mommy madz saysJanuary 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm
Taking note of this brand.Mahirap pag may sugat. Nagiging malikot na din ang anak ko.
Berlin saysJanuary 17, 2016 at 7:52 am
Have used Fucidin and always have a stock of it at home. Our pedia recommends using it for my boys whenever they have bacterial wound infections. Mabisa! Mahal nga Lang. Ihihi.
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm
sakto lang pag pigsain ka! hahaha mas masakit ang pigsa eh huhu
Aine Garcia saysJanuary 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm
ay pinaiyak ako ng pigsang yan! lol! fucidin looks good, this will be added to my must-have sa first aid box ko. thanks for sharing mommy pehpot! 🙂
Tisha saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 5:24 am
Really informative post Pehpot. We certainly can’t just ignore a simple “pigsa”. It can lead into complications that would be very difficult to manage if we don’t treat it early.
Mhaan Arambulo - Delos Santos saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 8:02 am
I havent experienced this and wag naman sana. Naiisip ko palang yung pigsa natatakot nako hehehe. I have a friend who had this and sunod sunod talaga yung labas nung pigsa. mabuti nalang sa tagong part lumabas. I will recommend this to her.
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 8:24 am
nakakatakot ng kaunti pero after learning about Fucidin and using it wala na akong takot sa pigsa! It can even prevent pigsa from worsening eh
Rowena Wendy Lei saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 11:11 am
Ohhh I thought wounds should be kept dry… XD
Tina Cors saysJanuary 26, 2016 at 10:48 am
Ewan ko lang at lately, ang daming pigsa ang tumubo sa akin. Palipat lipat sya. Kaya very timely ang post mo Sis, bili na nga ako ng Fucidin.
jared's mum saysFebruary 2, 2016 at 10:54 am
I used to have pigsa when I was little, I remember missing school days kasi hindi ako makalakad dahil masakit ang pigsa sa hita! Good thing hindi na ako nagkakaroon ngayon at meron ng Fucidin to help cure it! Check ko yan pagpunta ko sa drugstore
Abegail Macalla saysOctober 29, 2017 at 10:25 pm
Hi po. Pede po ba sya bilhin kahit walang reseta ng doctor? Thank you
Mommy Pehpot saysOctober 30, 2017 at 12:05 am