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Skin layer removed while removing hot glue. Is the red border a part of healing process?

I dropped hot glue on my thigh. In a panic I pulled the hot glue off and took of a layer of skin, possibly two off. It is about the size of a nickel. Have washed it in warm water and soap and have kept Neosporin on it constantly along with a non-stick pad. This happened a week ago. The wound is healing nicely except for the fact that there is a red border all around the wound itself. I believe it is just part of the healing process as it otherwise looks good. I just want to be sure that it is not a sign of infection.
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

The red border indicates that the healing process has started. There are no signs of infection according to your history.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Skin layer removed while removing hot glue. Is the red border a part of healing process?

Hi, The red border indicates that the healing process has started. There are no signs of infection according to your history. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist