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    Default Infected bite

    So just after Christmas something bit me on the thigh. It went really gross and red so I went to the doctor who dressed it, gave me a heap of dressings to change it every day and some antibiotics.

    A month later it still hadn't healed, more antibiotics but he said to leave it open, let it dry out.

    I've done that and it still won't heal. It scabs over, 2-3 days later it swells up and goes really red, hurts like hell and then a day or so later the scab pops and all this gross pus comes out, I clean it with peroxide and we start again.

    What else can I try to get it to heal up? I'm sick of it and the doctor isn't really being helpful. Last time I went, I got this look as if to say "you came to me for that?"

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    It almost sounds as if it's a boil, but maybe the turnaround is a little quick. I would go and see a different dr and in the meantime be putting some tea tree cream on it- I swear that stuff is my medicine cupboard miracle cure all!

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    for boils the best thing is warm salty water. if you can use a small jar and mix up some warm salty water and then tip the jar upside down over the boil so it gets covered in the warm salty water. leave it there for a few minutes. this will help the infection to go. you might also need antibiotics. don't squeeze it.

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    It could also be one of those tropical ulcers or something? That's just a long time to have something without it healing...

    Hope u get it sorted soon

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    Doubt its tropical being in Tasmania

    Its just annoying cause the stupid thing pops and stains all my shorts and skirts, and the dogs are always wanting to lick it

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    Is it a white tip bite?

    Tassie is infested with white tips

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    Someone needs to take a swab of it to make sure they are treating you with the correct antibiotics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Is it a white tip bite?

    Tassie is infested with white tips
    I don't think so, everyone says there are white tip spiders everywhere here. I've seen like 3! I've seen more daddy long legs than anything.

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    I would think it's a white tail bite too, by the sounds. I used to work in pharmacy and I saw one once and it was horrid. Sounds exactly like yours. Some people are allergic to them and that's what causes such a massive reaction. The other thing you could try is Medihoney, either straight or in a wound healing cream.

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