While swimming in the ocean, I cut my foot near a cave. I'm worried it might be infected. Can you please provide guidance on the recommended treatment for this situation?
Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.
Yes, it is indeed infected. To address the infection, I recommend applying Soframycin cream three times a day for a duration of 15 days. This antibiotic cream can help combat the infection and support the healing process. Be sure to follow the prescribed application schedule consistently to maximize its effectiveness in treating the infection. If you notice any worsening symptoms or if the infection doesn't improve after this treatment period, it's advisable to seek further medical evaluation and guidance.