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does this look infected?

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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I got hooked by the head of a nail in the wall, and it ripped open my wrist.
Its really red and has a booger looking type of scab thing on it.
I dumped peroxide on it and put triple antibiotic ointment on it after I did it, but it looks bad to me.
What do you think is it infected?

It hurts but I don't know if that's because I dragged a nail head through it or if its because of infection. It has kind of a burning sensation to it, but its not warm to the touch.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

It actually looks more bruised. When did you do it? Has it been red the entire time? It sometimes takes up to 4 days for redness on my hurts to go away

RoseBlossom
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:09 AM

no, it doesnt look infected. it looks like its healing. it would be very warm to the touch and hurt badly if it was infected

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:09 AM
I heard peroxide is not very good for wounds. They say keep it clean and covered. Vaseline is better than most ointments too. I like the Burt's Bees one because it has natural ingredients.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

  The only reason perodixe is 'bad' is because it can cause scarring. If you don't care about that then peroxide is good at cleaning wounds


Quoting Anonymous:

I heard peroxide is not very good for wounds. They say keep it clean and covered. Vaseline is better than most ointments too. I like the Burt's Bees one because it has natural ingredients.



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM
No it looks fine. Just keep it clean and let air get to it.
ZennMomma
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:11 AM

No. Pus is the bodies way of cleaning out gunk. Just watch it. Wash with soap, but just let it be.

kyuteangl88
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:11 AM
No
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blue_elephant
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM
I did it on Wednesday. It was white at first and then turned red. The booger scab thing is what has me worried...

Quoting Anonymous:

It actually looks more bruised. When did you do it? Has it been red the entire time? It sometimes takes up to 4 days for redness on my hurts to go away

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armywifey26
by Krissy on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I don't think it looks infected. 

blue_elephant
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM
I'm allergic to bandaids and their adhesive so no worries on air!

Quoting Anonymous:

No it looks fine. Just keep it clean and let air get to it.
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