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Inflamed wound on the knee. Have bleeding and pus formation. Need medical attention?

my daughter fell over about a week ago and grazed her knee pretty badly. it scabbed and started healing properly until she fell over again and the scab came off. I put a plaster on it last night as it was bleeding and took it off this morning to find it looks like it s been pussing and smells sort of like smelly socks. what should I do about it? clean it with salt water or should I just take her to see her gp?
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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You havent given your daughters age, since the first injury occured a week back and a good scab has been formed means it was healing.
But due to reinjury the scab came off and again started to bleed.
If your child hasnt immunized for tetanus get her a tetanus toxioid vaccination.
Since there is pus and wound smells, it is likely to be infected,
Look for her body temperature, if it is high she needs medical attention
Wash the wound thoroughly with plain water and get some antibiotics like cotrimoxazoles and if she is in pain she may need antibiotics.
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