... on his shin and it hasn't gotten any better. He has been on oral & IV antibiotics. The culture came back as Strept. The Dr. doesn't want to give him steriods because it will keep the wound from healing. The wound has a very bad smell to it and appears to have grown from the size of a dime to the size of a dollar bill. We can't get any straight answers as to what to do about this. What should we be asking the Dr.? I understand he is 82 but otherwise very healthy only taking allpurinal for some arthritis. Please help!