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Any suggestions for cleaning an infected wound with minimum screamage?

(6 Posts)
TheDailyWail Thu 18-Aug-11 09:45:39

Dd2 fell over, badly scraped knees THEN fell into a dirty pond. (not on my watch, thank god). We bathed her cleaned the wound. Dreams could be heard within a 5 mile perimeter but 3 days on and it's weeping and has pus on it.

Any ideas to save her pain (and our ears)

TIA

TheDailyWail Thu 18-Aug-11 09:47:17

Screams not dreams! blush

KatyMac Thu 18-Aug-11 09:47:20

I think I'd see the nurse/minor injuries as it's infected she might need it dressing properly or some antibiotic cream

Imnotaslimjim Thu 18-Aug-11 09:50:17

yep, take her to the nurse, it could need a deep cleanse and anti-bac dressing. If the pain is very bad they'll put local on it first

BertieBotts Thu 18-Aug-11 09:52:41

At least the nurse's office would contain the screaming to a small room blush is that really bad? The nurse will be able to do it very quickly and you can promise chocolate buttons/a lollipop or something after. She might even have stickers, our nurse does.

BertieBotts Thu 18-Aug-11 09:53:04

Or he, of course. (Sorry)

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