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I caught or nicked my scrotum in my zipper ,it cut it and

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i caught or nicked my scrotum in my zipper ,it cut it and now i have an open sore ,that won't go away. very uncomfortable
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Customer: it happened about 3 weeks ago i thought it would heal so much faster
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Customer: the pain feels like a pinch 24 hrs a day
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

the scrotum can be a difficult area to heal.

you should see a doctor about the wound there.

you might need a course of antibiotics and antibiotic creams to help the area here.

you need to avoid smoking and alcohol which can slow down the healing process

increase your protein and natural vitamin C intake to help with healing.

you can use manuka honey on the area or neosporin or silvadine ointment to help prevent infections and promote healing.

you should wash the area with mild soap like Dove and water once or twice a day

keep the area clean and away from stool

let me know if you have questions.