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Bacterial infection on knee, had used sterile saline solution for few days. Can I use soap?

I got a bad bacterial infection of the knee. It started from just an ingrown hair and two days later, my knee was very swollen and red. I spent 48 hrs in the hospital and the last day I had to get the wound lanced to remove pressure and pus. The first 2 days I was advised to use a sterile saline solution, now what should I do? Wash it with soap?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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It seems that you are having cellulitis following hair follicle infection.
Clean the wound with antiseptic lotion and do dressing properly.
Go for one antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines after consulting your doctor.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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