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scab on knee from fall is yellow and large. after i shower it is soft and oozes sticky fluid. is red and sore around scab. infected?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Sounds like it...: I would have a health provider take a look at it, but it sounds like you might have developed a cellulitis (skin infection) from your fall. If so, you will require oral antibiotics. I hope you feel better soon.

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