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A 17-year-old female asked:

Cyst on pubic area burst and left a small open wound, which has been bleeding some. i have been cleaning it with alcohol and covering it but i still fear sepsis. how can i keep the area clean to avoid infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sepsis is an uncommon process generally found in hospitalized patients with impaired immune function. If the cyst becomes infected its extent would most often be localized to that area, not spread to the bloodstream. If you are concerned about worrisome changes, contact your doc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Apply triple antibiotic cream to the wound. If you get fever or spreading redness around the wound, see a doctor or go to hospital ER.
Last updated Dec 8, 2021


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