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every little cut or scrape I get becomes infected and grows

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every little cut or scrape I get becomes infected and grows bigger and takes a long time to heal what can I do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
You may have bacteria such as Staph colonizing the skin. I would suggest applying antiseptics such as Neosporin twice daily whenever you have any injury or bruise. If the wounds are large, dress them using a bandage. Also use antiseptic medicated soap to shower. Also see your doctor for some blood tests to rule out diabetes which can increase the risk of wound infections.
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