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is my cut infected or just healing

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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cut ??????: CUT, where? how long ago? How deep drain secretions? Please provide me more information. If you want, make an appointment, and we will go over all th ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Same As Any: It would be the same for any cut on any part of the body. The risk increases with the amount of blood and how deep the blood is exposed into the wou ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pus is urgent: Pus is a sign of infection. It is not to just be observed. The sooner treatment is started the better. Please get to the doctor today.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Mole: You may feel some tugging or mild discomfort for a couple of days. If the discomfort is worsening, see the physician who performed the removal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: This is a complex question with complex answers. But HIV does not survive in the air very long. Hiv is less infectious in this scenario than hepatitis ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible infection: Redness and warmth around a wound may signal infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If it does not heal over the next 7-10 days or if you see pus, then have a doctor take a look. The majority will heals by keeping it clean and covered ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the woun ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other possibilities : Are you certain this is a shaving injury? Often people credit these symptoms to razors when in fact they have a herpes infection, if you haven sexual ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Antibiotics: If it's been several weeks then you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to see if antibiotics ... Read More
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