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Grazed skin after falling from scooter. Put mercurochrome on all grazes. Foot swollen. Serious?

HI, i come off my sons scooter a few days ago and have a few grazes on my knee and the top of my foot . The worst one is at the bottom of my big toe on top of my foot. It looks like I have grazed all the layers of skin off and practically down to the bone with a diameter of 2cm x 2cm. I have put mercurochrome on all the grazes. I have noticed when sitting in a chair for a period of time that my foot swells, should this be normal?
Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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HI, I AM DR. TIWARI. FROM YOUR HISTORY I CAN INFER YOU HAVE INFECTED WOUND ALONGWITH CELLULITIS.I HOPE YOU ARE NOT DIABETIC.GET YOUR BLOOD SUGAR DONE.START TAKING BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTICS AND PAIN KILLER.APPLY POVIDONE IODINE OINT. OVER THE WOUND.CONSULT ASURGEON IF NO RELIEF.
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Grazed skin after falling from scooter. Put mercurochrome on all grazes. Foot swollen. Serious?

HI, I AM DR. TIWARI. FROM YOUR HISTORY I CAN INFER YOU HAVE INFECTED WOUND ALONGWITH CELLULITIS.I HOPE YOU ARE NOT DIABETIC.GET YOUR BLOOD SUGAR DONE.START TAKING BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTICS AND PAIN KILLER.APPLY POVIDONE IODINE OINT. OVER THE WOUND.CONSULT ASURGEON IF NO RELIEF.