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I have cut a skin tag in lower body two weeks ago and the

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I have cut a skin tag in lower body two weeks ago and the injury started to grow and produces a clear fluid and burns a bit. What should I do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Urodoc replied 1 year ago.


I understand your concern.

As such clear fluid discharge and burning you describe can be a sign of infection.

Usually in such cases antibiotics may be prescribed after culture and sensitivity test from the clear fluid.

Ciprofloxacin may not be sensitive to the organism involved and that is why there is still fluid discharge.

A swab be taken from the site and sent to the microbiology lab for culture and sensitivity test and antibiotic be prescribed.

Usually a third generation cephalosporin may be required in such a case.

I hope this helps.

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Expert:  Urodoc replied 1 year ago.

In the meantime you can clean it with antiseptic betadine solution and apply Bacitracin ointment on it.

Also take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Hope this helps.