19-year-old Cantonese girl Xiaomin (pseudonym) has been limp for more than a month due to pain in her left leg and cannot walk alone. Accomp...
19-year-old Cantonese girl Xiaomin (pseudonym) has been limp for more than a month due to pain in her left leg and cannot walk alone.
Accompanied by her family, she went to the Sixth Department of Orthopedics (Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics) of Zhuhai Hospital of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After a detailed examination, the team of Director Zhang Meiren of the Sixth Department of Orthopedics found that Xiaomin’s child was almost paralyzed because of the left sacroiliac. Joint abscesses .
After inquiring about Xiaomin’s medical history, I learned that the “culprit” that led to the formation of Xiaomin’s sacroiliac joint abscess and almost paralyzed him was actually “piercing the ears” .
It turned out that Xiaomin had “pierced ears” three months before the onset of illness. After Xiaomin's pierced ears, her left earlobe repeatedly oozes fluid intermittently for more than 3 months. However, because Xiaomin and his family did not pay much attention to this issue, they have not given special treatment to the pierced ear wounds, and have not been treated in the hospital.
Until a month ago, Xiaomin began to feel pain in her left hip, her left leg was heavy, and her symptoms were obvious when walking down the ground. Xiaomin and her family moved to several hospitals for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve and gradually worsened, and she could not even walk alone. With the support of his family, the staggering Xiaomin came to the Sixth Department of Orthopedics, Zhuhai Hospital of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After admission, he actively improved CT, MRI scans and other related examinations. The initial diagnosis was that the left sacroiliac joint abscess was formed.
After clarifying the cause and diagnosis, the team of the Sixth Department of Orthopedics performed the left sacroiliac joint abscess incision and drainage for Xiaomin, and through tissue specimen culture and pathological tissue biopsy, it was determined that it was a Staphylococcus aureus infection. After undergoing standardized anti-infective treatment, Xiaomin recovered well after two weeks, could walk independently and regain youthful vitality.
"Punching ears" may seem simple, but in reality there are many hidden dangers
Heart of beauty in everyone. Earrings are one of the most popular jewelry, many people will pierce their ears. According to my country's "Catalogue of Medical Aesthetic Project Management", "Ear Piercing" has been clearly listed as "Medical Aesthetic Operation" and it is a project that requires professionals to operate.
Punching the ears for a second or two may seem very simple, but in reality, there are many hidden dangers, and infection is the first hidden danger .
Director Zhang Meiren introduced that Staphylococcus aureus infected by Xiaomin is the most common type of bacteria in typical human purulent infections. It can cause different degrees of purulent inflammation, such as furuncle, carbuncle, osteomyelitis, otitis media and sepsis. "Punching ears is an invasive operation, if the operation is not standardized, it will greatly increase the chance of infection of this bacteria."
Regardless of the method of piercing the ears, the inflammation of the earlobe cannot be avoided. However, this reaction varies from person to person, ranging from local redness, swelling, heat, and pain, to systemic suppuration, infection, and even shock. If the piercing operation is difficult to achieve standard sterility, it will increase the risk of infection.
After piercing the ears, how should we control the infection to the lowest risk?
1. Keep the wound dry and clean after piercing the ear, pay attention to hygiene, disinfect the wound frequently and change the dressing frequently. Iodophor solution can be used for disinfection every day. If there is a little local exudation, antibiotic ointment can be used for external use to fight infection. If the exudation is large and lasts long, you still need to go to a regular hospital for further treatment.
2. Before the wound is completely crusted and healed, try not to touch it with water, especially when washing your face or taking a bath.
3. Try to avoid direct finger contact with the wound, let alone squeeze the earlobe.
4. If there is obvious discharge from the wound, you need to go to the hospital immediately.
5. Choose a formal medical institution with corresponding qualifications for operation.
Source: Guangzhou Daily
Editor: September | Issued: An Hui