How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD
DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65548
Experience:  Board certified Internal medicine and Integrative medicine. Many years of experience all areas.
24257177
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DrRussMD is online now

I suffered a sand fly bite in January which has been "treated"

Customer Question

I suffered a sand fly bite in January which has been "treated" by my local GP and his nursing staff. It has been an open wound on my lower leg just above ankle level. It is re-dressed daily but shows no sign of healing. What suggestions can you offer?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
It is likely to be a staph bacteria that needs to be treated.
Get a cream from your doctor called mupiricin and apply this 3 times a day.

If it does not heal, a circulation problem needs to be ruled out.
Sometimes non healing ulcers also need surgical cleaning.


Most likely it is an ineffectively treated bacterial infection.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
Please to not forget a positive rating.