Is the area tender and inflamed? Does it pain when you press on it? Is it red?
You have an infected area on the skin. Please consult a doctor for an examination - you may need to get oral antibiotics.
Meanwhile, please take the following steps at home:
- Clean the area with clean cottonwool soaked in betadine solution, available OTC.
- Dry off and apply neosporin or betadine ointment thrice daily.
- Apply a vaseline surgical gauze , available OTC, over the wound. This will prevent the dressing from sticking to the wound.
- Apply a pad of sterile dry gauze and then sticking plaster.
But please get the infected area examined by a doctor.
I hope this helps.
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