Wash your hands
Before cleaning the infected wound, you have to ensure that your hands are properly washed. If that is not the case, the infection will get worse and will cause a lot of problems for you. It is important to clean your nails from beneath, as they carry a lot of germs. Moreover, use an antiseptic soap, if you have one available. In case you don’t have it, you can wash your hands with the help of a normal bar of soap too.
Put on gloves
After washing your hands properly, it is ideal to put on gloves, so that there is no risk of making the infected wound worse. If you have used an antiseptic soap to clean your hands, then you can proceed without putting on the gloves.
Remove the bandage from the wound
First of all, you will have to remove the bandage, which covers the infected wound, if you had already put one on. Get rid of it with care, so that you don’t end up hurting yourself.
Sanitise the wounded area
There are different ways of sanitising the wounded area. If you have an antibacterial solution available, you can apply it on the wound in order to clean it. In case that is unavailable, you can use alcohol. Remember to clean the area near the wound too, as that will prevent any accidental contamination.
Wash and remove foreign matter
With the help of water, remove all the foreign debris present on the wound. Look for any dead tissue on the wound and get rid of that too by using clean tweezers. If this hurts you, it is ideal to leave the wound as it is. Your infected wound will now be clean and you can apply ointment and bandage it with medical tape, or treat it according to the doctor’s suggestion.