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Bad blister from a pair of shoes, wound reopened due to daily activities, now have swelling, itching around the wound. Infection?

I recently got a very bad blister from a pair of ordinary shoes (not exercise). The wound has been reopened due to stress on it caused by my everyday life. Today i experienced red skin, swelling , and itching SURROUNDING the wound, not really on the wound itself. If this is an infection, how soon must I seek medical attention?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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hi....i am dr manoj...
this is what we call a shoe infected and spreading slowly...i recommend you to avoid any kind of trauma on it again...wear chappals for few days....apply palin antibiotic cream containing mupirocin or fusidic acid for few days...wash the wound with plain tap water...dont use any irritating antiseptic lotion...dont worry
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