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The scrape on my leg doesn't seem to be getting better. It has been 10 days. Is this normal?
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Non healing leg
Wounds on legs heal much more slowly than the upper body.
Even if there is no infection and if the wound is healing on schedule, depending on the depth of the scrape, it can take more than a month or two, not to have a scab. If painful redness around, swelling that is new, distinct tenderness, a foul odor, a brown, thick yellow or green , or white discharge, see a doctor to treat an infection.

In brief: Non healing leg
Wounds on legs heal much more slowly than the upper body.
Even if there is no infection and if the wound is healing on schedule, depending on the depth of the scrape, it can take more than a month or two, not to have a scab. If painful redness around, swelling that is new, distinct tenderness, a foul odor, a brown, thick yellow or green , or white discharge, see a doctor to treat an infection.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: May be infected
If cleaning with hydrogen peroxide or antibacterial soap does not help a prescription antibiotic such as bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) amy be needed.
Your doctor can culture the wound and prescribe this antibiotic.

In brief: May be infected
If cleaning with hydrogen peroxide or antibacterial soap does not help a prescription antibiotic such as bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) amy be needed.
Your doctor can culture the wound and prescribe this antibiotic.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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