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How To Treat Deep Wound On Foot?

i dropped a blender on my foot (front ankle) , cut deep, I am limping. applied hydogen peroxide and neosporin. it was healing until an allergy came due to adhesives and latex. allergy is gone now but the wound is still not healed. it is red, wet, itchy. does not seem to dry. i am still using neosporin but instead of peroxide, i used warm water and soap to clean. i cover it with gauze and bandage around it when i go to work. leave it open overnight. still not healing ? what do i do? i dont have health insurance.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to hcm,
Short answer needed some investigation antibiotics orally may be needed
Detailed answer investigations to know your blood sugar has to be seen for non healing ulcers
High blood sugar may hinder in the treatment.
Anti allergic medications along with some antibiotics may be needed
Cleaning and removing the unwanted debries will help in the healing process
Anti oxidants like vitc has to be taken.
Hope this explains
Hope this finds useful to you
With regards
Dr.Amarnath
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf's  Response
Hello
Thank You for contacting HCM.

You need extra care for this wound now. You did not mention your age. Are you diabetic or hypertensive??? I would suggest you following:

> Clean the wound with pyodine solution (once). Then apply polyfax plus ointment followed by clean bandage.
> Change dressing regularly(for at least a week). Apply polyfax plus ointment every time before applying dressing/bandage.
> Do not use water or soap for cleaning.
> Wash hands every time before and after changing bandage.
> take amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for 5 days.

You need to report to hospital if:
> wound does not improve in a week.
> Pus discharge or foul smell start appearing in the wound.
> Skin color starts changing

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow
up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us.
Wishing you good health.
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How To Treat Deep Wound On Foot?

Welcome to hcm, Short answer needed some investigation antibiotics orally may be needed Detailed answer investigations to know your blood sugar has to be seen for non healing ulcers High blood sugar may hinder in the treatment. Anti allergic medications along with some antibiotics may be needed Cleaning and removing the unwanted debries will help in the healing process Anti oxidants like vitc has to be taken. Hope this explains Hope this finds useful to you With regards Dr.Amarnath