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I just had a mole removed on my leg, they said to keep vasoline on it. It is raised red all around it and warm. How do I clean it? Is it Infected?

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Dr. John Michel
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In brief: Probably infected.

The redness and raised area suggest that it is infected.
You can wash with warm soapy water and keep it clean. Use alcohol for cleansing after you wash with soap and water. If the area of redness increases or there are red lines crawling up the leg you need to get oral antibiotics. Best wishes.

In brief: Probably infected.

The redness and raised area suggest that it is infected.
You can wash with warm soapy water and keep it clean. Use alcohol for cleansing after you wash with soap and water. If the area of redness increases or there are red lines crawling up the leg you need to get oral antibiotics. Best wishes.
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