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How do i care for a 2 day old, large

Patient: How do i care for a 2 day old, large red welt around 2″ corn stalk scratch. I’ve cleaned with peroxide and applied neosporin and its getting larger.

 

 

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Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.I understand your concern.It seems that the epidermal layer of skin has got abra ded leading to erosion.Neosporin is one of a very common cause of allergic contact dermatitis.I don’t prefer to advice Neosporin application for skin to my patients.I usually advise my patients to apply topical cream containing mupirocin 2 percent over the affected area.Keep the area clean with soap and water.Visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you a prescription.You can share my opinion with him.I hope it helps.Stay healthy

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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