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Wed Sep 29 09:37:15 EDT 2010

I took a shower with a medicated soap and some how did not wash all off my penis and it cause the tearing to become open sores, What can be done?
Asked By: ugamu412  

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2010-10-08 10:58:53.0

Morning Ugamu412:
Thank you for bringing your concern to dLife. However, I cannot attribute an open sore to the use of a medicated soap. Usually, a medicated soap will kill bacteria actually enhancing a wound to heal. If this lesion is red and worsening, any open sore has the potential for infection. Consequent, I must recommend you see your person care physician for evaluation. Infection risk is increased if the blood glucose is of sub-optimal control, or >140 mg/dl and A1C>7% Please review the linked articles for additional insight on wound care. Continue to be your best, regards Sue
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