Suggest Treatment For Cellulitis On The Elbow
Sores should be kept clean & repeated change of bedding or dressing needed
Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what your wife had gone through.
Based on the history you have shared, the ooze is good as it can lead to decompression of the cellulitis and underlying infection. You just need to make sure to keep the wounds clean and infection free as it may further contract some infection and may complicate recovery.
Pressure dressings may not be needed however covering the wound loosely and repeatedly changing the soaked clothing or bedding around it is a must. Avoiding complete exposure to air may lead to anaerobic bacterial infections which may also complicate healing.
Meanhwile continue antibiotics and if needed OTC analgesics or anti inflammatory drugs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Topical antibiotics like fucidic acid may also be considered.
Wishing her a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.