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I have a caustic lye burn on my leg that is still draining serious fluid. Is this normal?

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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on how recent the exposure and the depth of wound it may drain for some time.
You need to be evaluated by a surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Depending on how recent the exposure and the depth of wound it may drain for some time.
You need to be evaluated by a surgeon.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Drain

This is a lymphatic reaction The fluid can irritate the skin so see a doctor to have the area evaluated

In brief: Drain

This is a lymphatic reaction The fluid can irritate the skin so see a doctor to have the area evaluated
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Normal Action

When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling.
The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.

In brief: Normal Action

When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling.
The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care

In brief: Depends

On the time frame of the injury.
If short then the answer is yes. If not then this also is abnl and other things need to be checked out.

In brief: Depends

On the time frame of the injury.
If short then the answer is yes. If not then this also is abnl and other things need to be checked out.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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