A 35-year-old female asked:
Scratched dry skin on my leg 35 f healthy now for about a week it is raised little warm and hurts.redness size of half dollar.help leave alone or dr?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See doctor: It is possible that you have developed cellulitis (skin infection) due to bacteria entering when you scratched the skin surface. You may need an antibiotic.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2014
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