After scalding three days ago, I have been using moist scalding cream. Today, there is redness, swelling and pain after use. I want to ask whether the wound is inflamed and infected. Can I walk around in socks and shoes
According to the description and observation, the scald in three days is a very normal state. The redness, swelling and pain in 3-7 days generally continue to exist. There is no inflammation and infection. Don't worry. Just continue to use the medicine. It is best not to walk in socks within 1 week, so as to avoid pus outflow leading to adhesion, which will lead to inflammation and infection.
There is still redness around the wound, so relevant anti-inflammatory and anti infection treatment is needed. When the pain symptoms are obvious, painkillers can be used for relief. Exercise properly, but it's best to avoid wearing too tight shoes and socks. You can massage your feet and legs to promote blood circulation. Exposure of the skin is helpful to the recovery of the scalded area.
The local wound is not particularly serious. I suggest that patients use iodophor disinfection every day and then apply MEBO externally. At present, the wound has slight exudation and no inflammation. In order to wear socks, they can use gauze to wrap up after applying MEBO.