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Scraped wrist with blade, getting periods of intense itching, using neosporin. Medicine?

yesterday afternoon, i was so frustrated with my boyfriend/situation, that i found a razor blade and began carefully scraping at my left wrist . Didn t have the guts to make an actual cut. It is now 3:30 a.m. and my wrist is irritated with periods of intense itching. I have been using neosporin . Putting on a large bandaid irritates it, so i try not to apply and pressure on it. There are no streeks going up my arm , just faint scratches where I did the scraping. Is there any cause to seek medical attention for the skin?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.

You seem to have developed suerficial cuts over your skin.

Do not apply neosporin as it tends to irritate the skin.

Instead keep the area clean and dry.
Clean it with an antiseptic solution or just plain water twice day.
Apply a topical antibiotic cream like mupirocin over the affected area twice a day.

Keep the area open for rapid drying and healing.
Do not apply any other creams or oils over it.

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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