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I had a total knee replacement three weeks ago. Four days ago,I developed a red rash on my surgical knee and it also feels really hot to the touch. The rash is really itchy and uncomfortable. I’m using liquid Benadryl and topical hydrocortisone cream. How likely is this to be an infection?
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I have seen the picture.
It can be superficial dermatitis.
Hydrocortisone cream can help in that case.
But warm area can be due to deep seated infection.
You need to consult doctor for an examination.
Oral or local prescription grade antibiotic cream can be needed.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you, I’m planning to call the surgeon tomorrow morning.

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Wish your early recovery.
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