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Rug burn infected?

I fell and got really bad rug burn on my knee a few days ago. It is still super swollen, its about a centimetre bigger than a toonie. it is red around the edges, painful to the point i can't wear tight pants and hardly walk because its very swollen. BUT there is no puss so i don't know whether to get it checked by the doctor or maybe its just bruised?
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i forgot to add that i also fell very nauseous
1622896 tn?1562364967
Hi clean area and apply an Antiseptic Cream twice a day , knees do take longer to heal , but if you have knocked it and done damage please get it Xrayed ASAP , take care ,
144586 tn?1284666164
If there is leg swelling and redness from a rugburn there is the liklihood of an infection. These do not resolve on their own. See a physician. You will likely need an oral antibiotic.  An x-ray will be meaningless. You have to be careful because there are many nasty new bacteria out there that cause big problems.
144586 tn?1284666164
I should differentiate between a knee INJURY, involving a blow to the knee and a RUGBURN, which is due to a scrape. Generally, if you fall on a knee or twist an ankle  the drill is cold packs and wrap with circumferential ACE bandages immediately, before swelling takes place.
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