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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Keep the area cleaned and use a topical antibiotic cream, if the area does not get better or worsens, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation. B ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Discharge: You may have discharge, redness, tenderness.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Medical care: Keep the area cleaned and use a topical antibiotic cream, if the area does not get better or worsens, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation. Be ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Call your: pediatrician
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
UMBILICAL CORD: Infection: in newborn is common. Usually we tell not to use anything on the cord, it detaches/falls in 8-14 days. If low grade infection, cord remains ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Primary Hygiene +Yes: 20 y/o Female asks, Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing? Sounds like one already has doxy-cycline available and is not all ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Don't swim: You should avoid exposure to water that may further infect your wound.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
It can: Usually, if an infection is going to occur, it does so in the first 2 weeks or so. A suture that has not dissolved or a permanent suture may have gott ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Pain could be the first symptom, with possible infection under your skin (without pus). If the pain persisits, see your dr. For an evaluation of the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Keep it clean: Keep the site clean and flush with hydrogen peroxide. Apply some antibiotic ointment (neosporin) several times a day until healed.

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