I left my band aid for too long on my oozing wound!

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   Posted 9/28/2017 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
So i have these two small holes on my leg that the puss from my leftover nodule was goes out from. And since ive managed it before i put a band aid and all was well. When chnaging it the wounds were still oozing. I put another one but this time.... I left it for too long. I forgot about it for three days and i just changed it and it smelled dead. Had puss all over it, my skin looking red and almost dissolved in the mush itself (i am very sorry for the graphicnes) and my wounds looking fresh not better,had to clean the area and apply an antiseptic. Now it kinda hurts and im scared. I dont want a secondary infection or something more serious,i can hardly drink any antibiotics and im scared that my wounds wont heal and leave a mark. I have an appointment tomorrow for a kidney doctor because of my complications, had to go get blood gotten and get my Humira shot yesterday. Im just a mess and this is the least i want to deal with, please help me.

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   Posted 9/29/2017 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
You NEED to call your PCP now. I'd be more worried about sepsis or decaying flesh than scarring.
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 9/30/2017 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
In the meantime, you should try soaking in Epsom salts. This will help draw out any infection, and dry it up. Agree though, you may need to get to the Doctor to get it cleaned up.
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