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My cut wound looks the same even after a month. What to do?

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Published At February 12, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am an 18 years old female. I cut myself when I recently shaved around my anus and buttocks. A few days later, it was pink or red before a scab comes. Now, even a month later, it still looks the same. It does not itch, but bothering me. What should I do?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it should have been healed in this period.Swab has formed, and that means it has improved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there a swelling, local pain or tenderness at the cut site or do you have a fever? If none is present, then probably healed slight reddish discoloration may persist for a few months before new skin grows over it. The only issue is that we need to rule out infection, which is less likely to continue for a month and also if the above symptoms are not present. Also, if possible get it examined by your local doctor just to rule out infection. But, this does not appear anything serious to me. If the wound is visualized and is still active, then I suggest You can use Neosporin powder (Neomycin, Polymyxin and Bacitracin) and Amoxicillin-Clavulanate antibiotics 625 mg thrice a day with an antacid like Pantoprazole before breakfast once a day.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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