Redness around cut

My father suffered a cut on his left leg during his morning walk. He doesn't know how and when he got cut. This happened 8 days ago. Now there is redness around the area and he says it's very itchy. It also pains occasionally. Please suggest what this is exactly and what shall I do to resolve this problem. He is 54 yr old, diabetic and had a CABG done last year. Thanks.
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Dr. Rama S.K Pune | Internal Medicine
You have not mentioned any medicine for diabetes though he is diabetic.
Unawareness of wound may suggest sensory neuropathy and need evaluation.
I think he have applied some bandaid to the wound which have caused hypersensitivity reaction .Else fungal infection or suppurative wound infection with underlying cellulitis due to staph or streptococci bacteria is a possibility.
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Dr. Laxman G. Jonwal Mumbai | Consultant Physician
Hello There,
This may be:-
1) Wound with secondary infection
2) Cellulitis
3) Atherosclerosis
4) Neuropathy
5) Pre Gangrene
*Do not neglect. Consult urgently.
*If not Manage correctly can lead to serious complications.
*Earliest Correct diagnosis is needed.
*Accordingly fast effective treatment is ultimate solution for Chronic wound.
*Consult Privately online-Telephone-Video OR Visit personally for proper management.
Next Steps
1) Clean wound by Betadin Lotion Twice.
2) Apply Silverex neon Ointment Four times a day
3) Cover wound by clean cotton cloth.
4) Protect from dust and house fly.
Health Tips
keep leg uplifting up to 9-12 inches or uplift bed from leg side.
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