Time of healing of laceration wound on front lower leg. What is the best course of treatment after antibiotics and 3 weeks?

Irregular shaped, about 3/4 inch, laceration on front of lower left leg, caused by jamming into corner of open dishwasher door, took course of antibiotics about one week after the incident, course of antibiotics completed, wound has not healed. Applied antibiotic ointment throughout. Antibiotics stopped two days ago, wound appears to expand, tiny bumps forming around it.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

There are many reasons why a wound on the lower leg is slow to heal. I recommend you see a wound care specialist for further testing to see if there is a reason why the wound is not healing (blood flow problems, continued infections, etc.)

Also, it sounds like your skin might be sensitive to something from the antibiotic ointment to the bandaid you are using. A lot of people have skin sensitivities to antibiotic ointment (especially triple antibiotic ointment.)

Published on Aug 14, 2019

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

There are many reasons why a wound on the lower leg is slow to heal. I recommend you see a wound care specialist for further testing to see if there is a reason why the wound is not healing (blood flow problems, continued infections, etc.)

Also, it sounds like your skin might be sensitive to something from the antibiotic ointment to the bandaid you are using. A lot of people have skin sensitivities to antibiotic ointment (especially triple antibiotic ointment.)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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