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When did you have the cut?
How large is the cut?
Is the area under bandage now?
Do you feel any pain or swelling of the surrounding area?
When did you take tetanus vaccine last?
I appreciate any help you can give!
The cut happened about two weeks ago. It's fairly small and oval shaped. It is covered in both a standard band aid and a gauze dressing. I haven't removed the band aid since yesterday, under advice of the doctor I saw, but I had to change the gauze dressing today, since I was unable to prevent it from getting wet. It doesn't hurt at all, and I don't notice any swelling or redness in the non covered area, though I haven't removed the band aid to check the wound itself.
yes, this helps! I just have one more question (and by the way, yes, I am up to date on my tetanus vaccination): the doctor I saw yesterday put me on bactrim ds for the infection. Is that a common drug to use for an infected wound? Is it usually effective?