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Old Scar Split Open

About six months ago I crashed my motor-scooter and got some road rash on my knee. Tonight, I was wearing a dress (no tights) even though it was fairly cold outside (30 degrees F). When I got into my car, my scar started to hurt all of a sudden and I reached down and found blood. The scar had split open, even though I hadn't hit it or scraped it on anything all day. Is this unusual? Should I be worried at all?
Tags: scar, split, Blood, Knee
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Hello,
I can be due to fresh trauma to an underlying infection which has split the scar open. You should keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing


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