To think he might need to go to hospital? Don’t look at the image if you’re eating

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Anothernamechange38 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:04:08

Long story short, DH ended up with this nasty graze after playing sport at the weekend.

It’s hot, he’s in agony, but we’re not sure whether to just let him ride it out. He covered it in Savlon this morning (which apparently you’re not supposed to do) and so it’s been wet and bandaged all day while he’s been at work. I tried one of those GP video call things but they’re closed now. Wondering whether it’s worth a trip to the hospital or just wait for it to heal? We don’t want to waste anyone’s time!

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UnforgottenPunk Mon 12-Apr-21 20:05:09

Call 111. It's what they're there for.

maxineputyourredshoeson Mon 12-Apr-21 20:05:18

Do you have a minor injury unit nearby?

MagentaRocks Mon 12-Apr-21 20:05:30

If it is hot might be infected so yes to hospital

needadvice54321 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:06:26

Wow that looks sore shock poor chap!!

I'd agree with calling 111

coffeecup88 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:06:50

Have you washed the savlon off?

I'd put fresh aloe Vera on that and it'll heal

goodnessidontknow Mon 12-Apr-21 20:06:55

A friend of mine is currently off his feet for 12 weeks while a similar injury heals because he ignored it when it got hot and sore. Better to be safe than sorry. If you have a minor injuries that's probably best but otherwise I'd head to A&E

Cherrysoup Mon 12-Apr-21 20:08:20

Where was I reading that cyclists scrub injuries like that to remove all the gravel? Apparently agony but worth it to prevent infection. If it’s hot, I’d be off to minor injuries.

Newhousehope Mon 12-Apr-21 20:08:35

That makes me go all funny 🙈
I’d say 111

UndertheCedartree Mon 12-Apr-21 20:08:42

If it is hot I would definitely call 111. In the meantime keep it covered to prevent infection and it needs to be moist to heal.

mooonstone Mon 12-Apr-21 20:09:09

MagentaRocks

If it is hot might be infected so yes to hospital

This was my first thought too

ScatteredMama82 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:09:22

Call 111

Suzi888 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:09:57

Ouch! Is it weeping?
I probably would clean it, use savlon and bandage it up. Keep an eye on it if it starts weeping/ smells/pain continues. What’s wrong with Savlon?confused

not a doctor!

belle40 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:11:24

That looks like a degloving injury (has taken skin off). I would take any solutions off and go to your local walk in clinic. He may develop cellulitis and infection (may have already started if red and swollen).

MadMadMadamMim Mon 12-Apr-21 20:18:36

Yes, take him to A&E. It shouldn't be hot.

Runmybathforme Mon 12-Apr-21 20:19:54

Suzi888

Ouch! Is it weeping?
I probably would clean it, use savlon and bandage it up. Keep an eye on it if it starts weeping/ smells/pain continues. What’s wrong with Savlon?confused

*not a doctor!*

Generally wounds only need water ( tap water is fine ) to clean , best not to use any kind of greasy creams as they can irritate subcutaneous tissue.

lilyboleyn Mon 12-Apr-21 20:21:44

Phone GP for urgent app in the morning. Doesn’t need A and E.

1Morewineplease Mon 12-Apr-21 20:22:35

Could he poo to a pharmacist? They would be best placed to advise as they could see the wound first hand.

Sosigsandwich Mon 12-Apr-21 20:23:03

Yikes that looks sore!!

daretodenim Mon 12-Apr-21 20:23:47

1Morewineplease

Could he poo to a pharmacist? They would be best placed to advise as they could see the wound first hand.


Sorry but that had my howling!

Agree it shouldn't be left if it's hot.

battleaxe2000 Mon 12-Apr-21 20:25:04

Draw round the edge of the redness with a sharpie if it's growing he needs treatment if shrinking leave it alone. Seek medical attention if your DH has a fever or starts feeling or being sick (I am a doctor and this what I would do).

Violetroselily Mon 12-Apr-21 20:26:36

Oh crikey that's looks so, so sore. I would call 111 if no Minor Injuries Unit nearby, see what they advise.

DonLewis Mon 12-Apr-21 20:28:44

I'd bathe that in salt water or cooled boiled water and take a couple of painkillers. If that doesn't help, I'd call 111 or go to minor injuries.

Has he taken his temperature?

Ohdofuckofdear Mon 12-Apr-21 20:29:08

Go to the hospital,I honestly wouldn't bother with 111,if its hot he's got an infection and the fact that it's very painful as well,he more than likely needs antibiotics and if it's bad enough he might need them via a drip.

Good luck,hope they sort it out quickly for your poor DH.

Sosigsandwich Mon 12-Apr-21 20:31:09

Howling at "Poo to a pharmacist"

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