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Ulcerated injury on outside of right calf, just above ankle,

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ulcerated injury on outside of right calf, just above ankle, with possible secondary infection; has responded briefly to several treatments, but persisting.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you have to see an infectious disease doctor

and get a wound culture of that wound in that ulcerated injury on the outside of the right calf

there could be a MRSA skin infection there keeping it from healing.

I see you have been using just home remedies on the area

are you not willing to see a conventional doctor and be evaluated for possible antibiotic therapy?

you don't want this wound to worsen and infection to spread.