A 18-year-old female asked:
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hi i cut myself shaving on my ankle bone several weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be healing up. it continues to get infected even with daily cleaning?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Antibiotics: If it's been several weeks then you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to see if antibiotics are needed.
Answered on Jan 9, 2015
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Yes: If the infection gets into bone called osteomyelitis would need long term antibiotic and also this causes increased pain in this area.
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Let me explain: To have infection after few weeks possible, also you have to think about possible foreign body also there. Go and check it out. Good luck.
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