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how to tell if a frenum piercing is infected

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Signs of infection.: Surrounding tissues may be red, swollen, tender, warm with possible pus. Red streaking is particularly worrisome. Please seek medical attention if you ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
32 years experience Dentistry
Pain,swelling,rednes: Cardinal signs of infection are pain, swelling and redness locally at site of piercing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound sh ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infection: Infection symptoms are redness, prudent drainage( pus), and pain. You may also have fever.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Red? Swollen?: Pus ? Increased tenderness? Red streaks? Fever? If you believe that you have an infection please seek medical evaluation. Take care.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound sh ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Drainage: Yellow drainage or pus = infection.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
With what?: Cats carry bacteria in their mouths which can infect people, their stools may carry toxoplasmosis and other parasites but the cat seldom is affected a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Infected Blister: A blister may be infected if it begins to get redder, becomes hot or swollen, and is increasingly painful. Be sure to go to a doctor if you suspect an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Seek medical: attention - especially if red, hot, tender, exuding pus, swollen and spreading.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound sh ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yellow scabs: If the sunburns have yellow scabs, yellow discharge, fever or extreme redness with pain on touching it indicates infection.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rare: If done correctly, infection is rare. The ears have a good blood supply and can heal well. Bad technique, dirty instruments and inexperienced operator ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical evaluation.: It may becoming to a head or may be oozing pus. Red, enlarged, warm, tender. If your cyst appears infected than please obtain medical evaluation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
It's appearance: An infected blister will have some associated redness around the blister, warmth and there may be some drainage which may look like pus. If you are u ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Fever? Pus?: Infection would have signs like redness, warmth, pus drainage, and fever.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: With appropriate care, infection is unlikely.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Drainage: Infections may have redness, pus, drainage, swelling and pain. Don't treat yourself, see your local podiatrist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Worsening.: Most wounds will appear a bit red as they heal. If this redness begins to expand, or if the area becomes progressively more tender or painful, an infe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Piercing infection: If the site is red, swollen, hot to touch or pus with yellowish discharge and you start having fever. Thanks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Redness, pain: The general signs of a skin infection on the toe or other parts of the body include redness, pain, tenderness to touch as well as discharge. You may ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could take some time: but it is not an area of high skin tension so keeping it clean, moist and covered to prevent infection and re-traumatizing will aid in healing. It ma ... Read More

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