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I fell down from a bike and i got scratches on my elbow...but the skin around my wound tuns black day by day with severe burning sensation...

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BICYCLE SCRATCHES

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DOCTOR YET? THINK LIKE THIS: YOU HAVE A FIRE.
HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WATER! WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 2 or 3 HOURS FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES EACH TIME. (NOT HOT OR COLD WATER!) CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF ITS INFECTED. YOU MAY NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC..

In brief: BICYCLE SCRATCHES

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DOCTOR YET? THINK LIKE THIS: YOU HAVE A FIRE.
HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WATER! WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 2 or 3 HOURS FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES EACH TIME. (NOT HOT OR COLD WATER!) CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF ITS INFECTED. YOU MAY NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC..
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get seen!

Darker skin can be due to hyperpigmentation from healing, dirt in the wound (tattooing from road rash) or something much worse (necrosis or dead tissue).
Please get checked and find out what is going on as soon as possible! Consider a virtual Healthtap Prime consult if you don't have a doc nearby/available, where you can upload pics or it can be seen by video.

In brief: Get seen!

Darker skin can be due to hyperpigmentation from healing, dirt in the wound (tattooing from road rash) or something much worse (necrosis or dead tissue).
Please get checked and find out what is going on as soon as possible! Consider a virtual Healthtap Prime consult if you don't have a doc nearby/available, where you can upload pics or it can be seen by video.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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