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I cut my leg the other day and it left a couple of grazes

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I cut my leg the other day and it left a couple of grazes one of which is now infected a little - am just popping out to get sone antiseptic as I have used up my wipes and my cream is out of date. Should I be taking antibiotics as well to clear it up?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: There was swelling and bruising when I first did it but that’s died down and they were drying out Nickie until I just noticed one is started to get infected
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I phoned my dr when I did it to ask about a tetanus booster but he said these days they are only giving the top up boosters if it’s a ‘dirty’ wound
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Can you please share a picture for review?

Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am happy just to discuss online
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the details

I think you do need to have an antibiotic

You can use Flucloxacillin or topical Mupirocin

That will help in settling the wound completely

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you able to prescribe it?
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry we will not be able to prescribe and you have to call your GP for this

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any other question?

Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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