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Old 03-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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What is this oozing scab on hand?

My son had IV drip in hand for 2 days, it was taken out 3 days ago. Since it was removed it has left a large scab,oozing,full of puss,bright red surrounding mark,hand very hot and swollen too. I have been cleaning it with Dettol and keeping it covered but it seems to be getting worse. The site of IV is a scab about half a centimetre wide, from past drips it's normally a pinprick mark left.

He had IV drip in same hand week before and when it was taken out it left no mark at all.

Anyone know what this could be or ever had something similar after IV drip removal?

Thanks