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Knees swollen, pain after scrapping, have a red ring around it. Is it infected?

I fell and scraped my knee the other day and my knee was swollen from the night (friday) til tuesday. Then the swelling went down and my knee stopped hurting for the most part and it scabbed up, but there is a red ring around it. Is this normal? or do you think it is infected? Also, I tried running today and my knee hurts again.
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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It seems scarpe which you had, not yet healed completely so you are facing with pain. Take some over the counter anti infllamatory tablets (Panadol: paracetamol). Do hot water fomentation and apply anti inflammatory gel such as deep heat ointment. Do not start running immediately but give few more days for that wound to heal completely. As you are not having fever, chance of infection is ruled out. Red ring is there as it is healing it will fade after few more days.
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