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Do I really need to go to the doctor for Leg wound.. green and numb ?

Last week I got hit by a wooden chair in the front of my shin. It left like a hole in my leg. Now the hole is filled with a sticky, thick green puss type of thing. I poured alcohol on it, expecting great pain and felt nothing. I rubbed alcohol directly into the wound with a q-tip and realized it is completely numb. It also itches a lot. I was trying to hold off on going to the doctor as I don't have health insurance. Do I really need to go to the doctor? Why would it be numb?
Asked On : Fri, 28 May 2010
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  User's Response
I would go to the ER now
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Radhika Thyagaraju's  Response
looks like you have an clostridal infection of the wound. I would advise you to immediately consult a surgeon in this regard. In the mean time. Wash the wound well. Do not manupilate much. Get a shot of tetanus toxoid as early as possible if not taken in the past 5 years with tetanus antibodies after confirming that you have tetanus infection. I hope i have answerd your query.take care
Answered: Fri, 28 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.You must consult the surgeon at the earliest.There may be multiple causes for this like varicose veins,peripheral vascular disease,diabetes,TB,syphilis etc.Skin and ulcer biopsy along with pus culture is required.Wound debridement and proper antibiotic therapy will be required after proper investigations.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Fri, 28 Oct 2011
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  User's Response
It sounds like gangrene.. that's not good.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
  Anonymous's Response
I would go to the ER right away before u loose your leg
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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