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Suggest remedy for infected sore and itchiness on the arm

I have an infected sore on my arm that started off as an itchy spot, now there are 2 more starting up. I have been bathing it in salty water,applying betadine ointment and covering with large banda aid. I was getting sore under the arm. but it has settled down for a bit. I havehad this for owver a week. what am I doing wrong.
Wed, 9 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Infected sore on the arm that started as an itchy spot seems to have grown due to continuous itching of the area leading to a sore formation. It might have led to infection in the area leading to a sore.

My suggestion is to consult at an emergency room or a physician and get it evaluated and a clinical examination can be done. A course of antibiotics can be advised and along with it apply Triple antibiotic ointment can be applied. Try not to scratch the area as it can cause spread of infection.

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

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora,
Dentist
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