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I injured my forearm, should of gotten stitches ?

Hi, I injured my forearm about 1 inch below my wrist on the side of my arm by a fish tank that broke and it scraped my skin it's about 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch across, the skin that was scraped is still on there but not covering the complete injury, the skin flap is turning color red/and tip black, I have been keeping it clean and using neosporan and keeping it wrapped, I allow air to it a couple times a day it appears to be healing however I am worried about that flap that is appearing it is dying? will it eventially fall off?
Asked On : Thu, 2 Sep 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Thanks for query,

You might have taken skin stitches at the time of injury.
Now stitches are not possible as it is infected.

Now wound remained open got infected.

Go for antibiotic medicine.

Do daily dressing with neosporin.

Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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