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Reduce an open wound foot infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Infections
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   I am
User :   G'day. I just need to know how to reduce an open wound foot infection over the weekend til i can get to a doc on Monday
Doctor :   Where is it?
Doctor :   and how did it get infected?
User :   Right foot, on the sole
User :   infected from a blister that is some kind of weird blistery foot thing i caught off my housemate
User :   very paintful and itchy, foot swollen slightly, not warm though
Doctor :   You can go to ER and get a prescription of antibiotics
Doctor :   I think you should not leave it alone
Doctor :   till another week
User :   Just until Mondayl, am a por uni student and need to wait til i can see the free doctor at uni on monday morning
User :   so 2 days maximum
User :   i'm hitting it with salt water baths and antiseptic cream in the meantime
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   That is Ok then
Doctor :   It helps
Doctor :   and make sure you cover it with cotton and band
Doctor :   so that it does not get infected further
User :   yeah, if it starts getting too warm and pus i'll head to a hospital, but yeah was just worried
User :   thanks heaps, t sucks being a poor student :)
Doctor :   Right
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