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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Monique | 2004/01/14

Q.

Abraision not healing

My 2 year old daughter fell against a coffee table. It first looked like only skin was off on her nose, but puss keeps coming from the abraision. I have tried mercuricrome to dry the abraision, and also betadine, but it just looks worse. It is quite red & pussing severely.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

What you describe sounds like yellowish serum that leaks out of a superficial wound. This is common in the few hours immediately after the injury and no need for concern.

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