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Accidental scraping on the lower part of belly causing swelling and redness around it, severe pain. Tips to alleviate pain and infection?

well,i scraped my lower part of my belly with an plastic box as I tried lifting it .now the 2nd day it started swelling then the 3rd day it was even bigger and red it was getting sore now its been 4or 5 days and it is swelled pretty big and red around it and its very sore it hurts for cloths to touch it it hurts when I walk to and I just went got some Epsom salt but before I use it I wanted to look on line for tips and mabe a ansure to help me with the pain and to get rid of the infection.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Your explaination suggest that you are now suffering from infection. The signs like swelling, pain, red around it are all signs of inflamation. Clean the area with betadine, dry using sterile gauze piece, put sterile dressing with neosporin ointment. Keep the surrounding area sterile. Take Tab. Paracetamol 650 mg TID for 3 days and if fever take Cap. Amoxiclav 625mg TID for 5 days. Consult your doctor for examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Pain and redness is due to abrasions on skin.Swelling increased due to infection and inflammation.
Take proper local care.Clean it with local antiseptic liquid and apply antibiotic cream like fucidic acid,framicetin.
Complete course of oral antibiotic like amoxy/cloxa,cefadroxyl will be helpful.
Take NSAID to subside pain and inflammation.
Consult your physician for better medical management.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
infection can be treated bymild antibiotic and best for skin is doxycycline 100 mg bd for 5 days
can take mild analgesic for pain sos
apply antibiotic mixed ith antiallergic ointmen on the affected skin
can take antiallergic if itch
can continue 3 wk
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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