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I met with a small accident today on the road , got some scratch . Have taken tetanus injection . I've applied boroline to the wound , do i need to take antibiotics ?
It depends on the severity of wound
Did it bleed?
It bleed , doesn't seem that severe though .
Did it contain any material like stones, pebbles, cloth piece, dirt etc?
its just red for now
yep , dirt
i think sand gravels and dirt
Did you get it cleaned?
Did you remove the dirt and stones?
yep , its clear
on the road
I meant on hand, feet, knees etc
where on your body?
oh sorry , my bad .. its just on the hand joint .. sorry dont know the english word for that .. google tells me humerus something ?
did the bone or tendons got exposed?
You do come in the category who should take antibiotics since the wound got contaminated with dirt
Borosil is not the best antiseptic
You should apply betadine
ofloxacin has some side effects
oh , i had applied betadine first in office then applied boroline at home
okay got it
That antiseptic is better
what should be the course ?
Keep it loosely covered with a gauze
Mostly 2 - 3 days course should be enough
Keep it covered for just one day
Then keep it open so that it gets dry
okay , thanks a lot .. I've taken tetanus injection too on advice of my colleagues , was it a good thing to do ?
Yes it is good
Though it is not needed if your last dose of tetanus was less than 5 yrs ago
Thanks a lot , no more queries .
Thanks for coming on chat
oh just one thing , what brand of amoxicillin to take ?
Okay , thanks a lot again .
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