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Hi and thanks for the query.
If its a wound, and is discharging yellow pus. Swollen and tender, then the possibility of it being infected is great.
You will need a prescription for the proper antibiotics. And a culture from the wound should be sent to identify which organism is causing the infection and which antibiotic in particular it is sensitive to.
So, the best course of action is to visit your PCP as soon as possible and have this examined, culture sent and started on empirical antibiotics like Co Amoxiclav and an anti inflammatory.
Let me know if you have any queries related to this.
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