I'm worried about the scratch on my leg, what is the best thing to do? (photo)

Yesterday I scraped my leg on some rust and today it is warm to touch with a burning sensation on the inside. It is also swollen.

Doctor Answers 2

Scrape on the skin from rusty metal

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Make sure your vaccines are updated. Wash the area and seek the advice of a surgeon or MD. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Call a Dr.

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If you are concerned, I recommend scheduling to see a Dr. today. Don't wait to have an appointment that could alleviate your concerns. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 204 reviews

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