Re: Could this be infected?
It doesn't look infected at this point, but is definitely a tad angry around the area. Did you have tape on where it's red? could be an allergic reaction.
If it's from tape, I'd use a steroid cream twice for a day or two...but if it was under a completely covered area and not from tape, I'd put antibiotic cream for a few days only.
It looks good overall, keep an eye on it for sure.
You could try soaking it in salted water, or put gauze soaked in salted water over that area a few times a day. Make sure the water's boiled, but COOLED DOWN A LOT as to not burn...add the salt, etc.
After soaking it, add the antibiotic.
Don't wear a sock over it or it'll continue to rub and for sure cause infection...use a protective bandage under the sock (or pants or whatever).
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 05-04-2013 at 12:29 PM.