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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Red: If the surrounding skin is red and swollen it is likely infected. If the drainage changes color or consistency it is likely getting infected.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Signs of infection: Acute signs of infection include redness, swelling, pain, increase in temperature and drainage that is suggestive of pus. There are time an infected w ... Read More
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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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Please see doctor: If you have a wound infection, covering it up without proper treatment may make it worse. Please see your doctor right away.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: A clear discharge from a wound is not likely to be an infection. However if you see cloudy discharge, redness or swelling around a wound it can be a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
The Smith Papyrus: Dating to 1650bc this ancient egyptian document was devoted to wound healing and trauma and included the use of honey (we now use specialy prepared ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
The hairs: Won't be infected, but could affect the wound. Best to keep hair out of a wound but if it is there it doesn't guarantee the wound will become infecte ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: No. You just have a normal respnse to the surures
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Basic care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Principles of: treatment of infection are adequate surgical drainage, systemic antibiotics, local care, and treatment of underlying conditions. A lot depends upon s ... Read More

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