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Treatment for Septic infection on skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi this is what I got on with my arm
Doctor :   Please write your query here
User :   A week ago I noticed a pimple on my arm I tried to pop it but nothing came out, well four days ago I woke up and I could hardley raise or extend my arm noticed it was swelling and getting a little red and a little warm. Well the next day it was still the same. On the third day I noticed I had a little open sore that is very hard around it, and my arm is still swelling and getting even more red. I pressed on the hard spots around the sore and thick puss came out. Well now my arm is very red and the red has moved down all the way to my fore arm and thier is still hard spots around the sore. But it isn't a bump like a boil, it's like as if everything is under the skin.
User :   I've had my friend sterlize thier hands very well and push on the hard parts and puss and blood comes out. But it hurts so bad that I can't take it for too long. We also got a very very warm rag and placed it on thier and then squeezed at the hard parts again and still nothing but blood and puss
Doctor :   I think this is turning into a septic infection
Doctor :   There is a serious infective process that is started
Doctor :   YOu immediately need course of injectible antibiotic
Doctor :   You may need partial debridement of the tissue also
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