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I fell backwards today,whilst helping to move a wardrobe and

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I fell backwards today,whilst helping to move a wardrobe and scraped my shin and within a matter of minutes the area around my graze swelled up and it's now very painful .Is this normal?
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Customer: The graze is about 2cm long by 2cm wide and is quite warm to touch.The pain feels as it's on the bone and and it's spreading down my leg towards my ankle.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely infected from skin bacteria.

Staphylococci, is a common concern.

You will likely need oral antibiotic course.

Please apply ice around the area.

Please go to the urgent care today if possible to prevent spread of infection.
Best wishes,
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