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Gangrene (cont.)

Follow-up

  • Keep the affected area clean.
  • Follow the health-care provider's instructions regarding changing bandages and dressings.
  • Be sure to complete the antibiotic course that is prescribed.
  • Limit activity as much as possible for a few days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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