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I have accidentally scratched my inner thigh with a new

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I have accidentally scratched my inner thigh with a new razor when shaving my legs. I've tried cleaning it frequently with alcohol wipes and biatracin ointment (neomycin is in effective for me). I've tried with and without a bandage. Sometimes the skin raises and looks like a welt. Does not seem to be healing and is getting quite uncomfortable.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

can you upload a clear jpg image of the wound there so I can better help you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have typed the word, highlighted it and neither a chain or paper clip icon appear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
leg
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I would not use alcohol wipes on the area.

that only dries and irritates the skin.

I would use bacitracin on it twice a day.

and cover with a telfa non stick dressing and cling and ACE banadage wrap around your thigh.

also you can try Manuka Money on the wound to help with healing

you need to increase your protein and vitamin C intake to help the area heal

if you are older, wounds can sometimes take longer to heal.

you might need a course of antibiotics from your doctor and also prescription silvadine ointment to help the area heal.

do you have a doctor you can see about the wound?

smoking can cause wounds to take longer to heal.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome
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