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Have change of color of skin near the wound. Had a fall earlier. Used neosporin and bandages. What is it?

Hi, I took a spill on my bicycle and got some road rash on my elbow a week ago. I cleaned it immediately and covered it with neosporin and a nonadhesive bandage. It seemed to be healing pretty well. I regularly cleaned it and changed the dressing. the outer edges were healing, while there are some inner spots that were deeper and are clearly going to take a while to heal. However, the outer edges have suddenly turned into red blisters. These concern me. I heard that many people are allergic to neosporin so I stopped using it and switched to Bacitraycin. Should I just continue to give it more time, or am I treating this all wrong?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Thanks for the query

You might have developed a secondary bacterial infection.

A course of oral antibiotics will help you.

A photograph would have helped me in diagnosing your condition better.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis.

Wishing you good health.

Thank you
Answered: Sat, 1 Jun 2013
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