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i have a wound that is not healing about the

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Dr. Aaron Branch

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 in General Health
Question: i have a wound that is not healing about the size of a quarter. a little itching but the scab came of and now it exposed with a lite pus forming on top.iuse a triple antibiotic ointment with gauze covering chang the an another ointment i should be usingdo i let it get air between dressings. no real pain, slightly red around the
Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
This needs medical attention

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor.

The wound that you have shown needs to have medical attention. The first thing that should be determined is the cause of the wound. This may be a venous or an ischemic ulcer, or even could be cancerous, which can be determined by a physical examination and possibly a biopsy of the wound. It also looks like you may need surgical debridement of the wound that may be stopping it from healing. I'm not sure how long you've had this wound or if a doctor has seen it yet, but if you have not is that a doctor see it yet it certainly needs help if it is to heal. Just putting antibiotic ointment will not be enough for this one to heal in my opinion.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any other questions and I would be glad to discuss it with you further. But ultimately believe you will need medical evaluation.

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