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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are peroxide and neosporin sufficient to dismiss infection after an injury?

i hit my leg on a wagon bring it up from the basement took the fleash right off the leg and I now I belive I have infection in it .I cleaned it with dial soap then poured proxocide over it then applied neosporinon 4 bandages and coved it and have been doing this 2 xa day but it looks red arou nd the area should I be concerned?
Thu, 22 May 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
The exact opinion regarding the same can not be given unless and until the wound is seen.
But considering the points narreted by you, you doesnt seem to worry as you have already taken the proper care.
My advice is that look for the symptoms such as fever & malise, or yellowish or greenish coloured discharge from wound, which in case ouccr would suggest the persistant infection. In that case you need to rush to doctor.
well I would like to suugest you even though you have taken the proper care, adding oral antibiotics such as cifixime+dicloxacilline two times a day ( or similar ) & anti-inflamatory agent would hasten the recovery. & in place of neosporin I will sugest you the application of mupirocine which is the better choice.
If you have not immunized to tetanus it is advisible to get Inj TT im single dose.
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