Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
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From the description that you are giving it seems that you have an open wound which is having regular discharge
ideally you need to be evaluated by a doctor
depending on the depth of the wound you might need pressure bandage or suturing
if the wound is deep, then there are chances of it getting infected if proper suturing or pressure bandage is not given
it is 12 midnight . is it urgent or can i wait till morning?
So, I would recommend you to consult a doctor as soon as possible
wound is not deep
how much is the discharge?
how much is the drainage?
is your bandage getting wet?
it is substansel bandage is getting wet
yes it is getting wet
what should I do??
one option is to apply an antibiotic ointment on the wound and put a good padding of sterile gauze piece on the wound
then apply a tight bandage on the wound
i have done all that
this is will be similar to pressure bandage
is there any active bleeding from the wound?
if you want to wait till morning then the only option is to keep changing the bandage
keep the leg elevated by keeping a pillow under your foot
do you think that I may need a tetnas shot?
when did you last have a tetanus shot?
when did you get your last tetanus shot?
was it within the last 5 years?
then you would need a shot now
can it wait till morning?