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smelly wound

(7 Posts)
IamAporcupine Mon 16-Jan-17 20:20:22

my DS5 fell and hurt his nail/finger badly. This happened on Saturday, DH was with him and said it bled pretty bad, he tried to clean it and then put a bandage one. I now noticed that it smells and it does not seem to be healing.
It does not seem to hurt - can I try to clean it better and see if it starts to heal, or you reckon he'll need antibiotics?!
And would you just clean it with water and soap, or something else?
thanks!

123bananas Mon 16-Jan-17 20:25:41

Get someone to take a look at it, practice nurse maybe? Try cleaning with cooled boiled water with small amount of salt dissolved in it.

TurkeyDinosaurs Mon 16-Jan-17 20:25:57

I'd get antibiotics... I wouldn't want to risk sepsis.

TurkeyDinosaurs Mon 16-Jan-17 20:25:57

I'd get antibiotics... I wouldn't want to risk sepsis.

TurkeyDinosaurs Mon 16-Jan-17 20:26:01

I'd get antibiotics... I wouldn't want to risk sepsis.

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 16-Jan-17 20:27:31

get it seen and the wound properly cleaned.
antibiotics might not be necessary

IamAporcupine Tue 17-Jan-17 10:50:21

thank you all!
I cleaned it and put some antiseptic last night and it looked so much better this morning. will ask for an appointment jsut in case

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