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Do you know about how long it's been there?
Do you have someone who might be able to pick a few things up for her for you?
Any bleeding in the area?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
If this were me, I would wash the area 2-3 times a day with warm water and a gentle soap (I like using baby shampoo as it doesn't sting and isn't drying). After washing it, rinse well and then pat dry.
After, you can apply a thin layer of a topical antibiotic such as Neosporin. Try to keep her from licking for 10-15 minutes after you apply it, that will give the medication a chance to sink in and get to work.
If this is just a minor skin infection, I would expect to see an improvement within a few days. If you don't, or if it gets worse, then you may need to have her seen by a vet, just in case they need to send out some antibiotics to help get things cleared up.
I hope this helps.