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I have an open wound on my left inner elbow, I want to know if it is infected and if I need to go to the Dr in person or hospital. I xan send pictures.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Please send the pictures.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am a current IVDU this happened just a little over a week ago with it looking like this starting yesterday morning. Pictures are from 7/27 up to today... Do you have an email I could send them to? I can't attach pictures on here from my phone.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

The mail may take long time as you need to send it to moderators and they send us. We cannot communicate to your privately.

Or you need to subscribe to premium service which has additional charge.

You can also post on file sharing sites.

http://imgur.com/

http://peapull.com

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Here is the link to the pictures: https://imgur.com/a/berUp
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

This is mildly infected.

Clean it with Betadine solution thrice a day for a day or two and see if this clears up and heals.

If not, you need a course of antibiotic.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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