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What is the treatment for open wounds?

Hi my name is Kyle. I just recently returned from a long trip in Samoa back to Hawaii. I have two cuts, one of my foot and one on my shoulder that were just minor cuts but no have turned in to big open sores that won't heal or stop pussing. They just keep getting bigger. What can I do myself to try and take care of it?
Wed, 11 Jun 2014
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Hi,
Welcome to HCM!

Well, if they were minor cuts and are now turning into non-healing major wounds, there can be two causes resulting in this -
1. You didn't take proper care of the cuts and they have now become infected. You should have had proper cleaning and dressings and antibiotics to prevent infection earlier.
2. Second possibility is that you might be diabetic as non healing wounds are common in diabetics.
Now, I'd suggest you to visit a surgeon and get your wounds properly cleaned and dressed. Also, take an antibiotic course.
Secondly, get your blood sugar tested to see if you are diabetic.

Hope this information helps. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts.

With regards,
Dr. Sridhar Reddy
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What is the treatment for open wounds?

Hi, Welcome to HCM! Well, if they were minor cuts and are now turning into non-healing major wounds, there can be two causes resulting in this - 1. You didn t take proper care of the cuts and they have now become infected. You should have had proper cleaning and dressings and antibiotics to prevent infection earlier. 2. Second possibility is that you might be diabetic as non healing wounds are common in diabetics. Now, I d suggest you to visit a surgeon and get your wounds properly cleaned and dressed. Also, take an antibiotic course. Secondly, get your blood sugar tested to see if you are diabetic. Hope this information helps. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. With regards, Dr. Sridhar Reddy