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Leg injury near ankle, bleeding. Used generic ointment, redness, swelling. Infection or allergic reaction?

I cut my leg near my ankle while shaving. About 1/2 inch long. It bleed for a long time and I washed it with soap and water and applied first aid ointment and a bandage . I used that generic ointment for a week and noticed my cut getting red and my foot starting to swell . Then I remembered I was allergic to neosporin and when I compared the ingredience with neosporin it was exactly the same. So now do I have an infection or an allergic reaction? Not sore, just very red and swollen. Warm but not hot.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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welcome to hcm,
it seems like an initial sensitivity to the ointment has turned in to an infection,so you will need antibiotics tablets, a change of ointment and some anti allergic medication ,so see a qualified doctor soon.
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