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My scab came off my knee and I've been to the pool twice.

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My scab came off my knee and I've been to the pool twice. Now it looks like this and it hurts today. Is it ok?

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I wrote the question above the photo. Does it look ok? Not infected? Hurts a little.

It is mildly infected.

It needs, at minimum, a prescription cream called mupiricin which your doctor or a doctor needs to prescribe for you.

You should be doing hot soaks at this point.

Epsolm salts added are good.

Mild infection.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Thanks!! I always rate you. You answered me about this when it was still a scab.

anytime

any questions

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Warm washcloth in the tub with epson salt felt good. I also put Frankincense oil on it. Ok?
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I won't be able to get a prescription until Monday right?

If it does not clear up you can get a prescription, but any quick clinic can do that

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
We don't have a quick clinic. It hurts as I'm trying to sleep. Looks redder.
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Should I just try to sleep? It's not really serious is it?
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I have Sarna. Is that good for it?

As I said, we are not going to treat you on line.

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
I found an acute care clinic!!!

very good