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Q. I got a cut on forearm while doing fencing work. Please advise some medication for it.

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 11, 2020

Hi doctor,

I got a small cut on my forearm while cleaning my house due to the barbwire fencing. Can you please advice on the medication for it?

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Hello,

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It is better if you could attach the picture. Now as you have mentioned, if it is a small cut topical antibiotics would be enough. You should apply Mupirocin ointment or Betadine ointment three to four times a day until it heals. Also, as it is a metal wire, you should have tetanus injection if you have not had in the last five years.

If it worsens in a day or two like developing redness swelling or pus then will need oral antibiotics like Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid), which appears unlikely.

I hope this helps.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the image.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

It is not a small cut but appears to be a deep one. You can take the following medications.

1. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice daily for five days.

2. Capsule Cyra D 20 mg before breakfast once daily for five days.

3. Dressing daily, clean with Betadine, apply Mupirocin ointment, and cover it with sterile gauze.

4. Tetanus shot.

Keep it dry as much as possible.

I hope this helps.


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