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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have an old wound from ice skating in feb that just hasnt

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Hi i have an old wound from ice skating in feb that just hasnt fully healed. As of yesterday two red patches have appeared near the wound. They are hot and red. The skin hasnt broken. Is this an infection that i should get looked at?
Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: The new symptons have been there 2 days. I have tried anything. They throb a bit.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I did get checked for diabetes because this old wound would not heal but that was negative 6months ago

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Could you please post a photo for me on this page?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here you go

Got it--hold on please

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I wod rather not spend more money

The phone call offer wasn't from me and you don't have to accept it

Are those sore?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it aches and is hot

That's cellulitis--a skin infection

Not too serious right now and you can try topical Neosporin ointment twice a day for it

But if it doesn't clear in a few days or the redness starts to spread you'd need to see a doctor for a course of oral antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

Dr. Chip and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks i will look for some topical treatment at the chemist. Have a good day.

My pleasure and call on me anytime