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Open wound infected now bruised

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Yes it could.: Probably advisable to have it evaluated and cleansed and bandaged so this won't happen again.
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Husanswered
General Surgery 16 years experience
Infection and wounds: Yes it can get infected. I would wash with room temperature water and soap. Otherwise keep dry. If you donot have iodine allergy it would be ok to pa... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Burn: Clean the wound well with soap and warm water, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. I think you'll be fine, but observe the a... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See below: Visit your father frequently and ask to speak to the nursing staff and/or physicians in charge if you have any concern about the treatment being given... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josiah Daily
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Need to see ENT : You need to see an ENT immediately for antibiotics and possible surgery for debridement
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It could be: a staph infection or a severe fungal infection see your doctor for the appropriate treatment
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cellulitis: Symptoms of skin infection include increased redness, swelling, tenderness, prolonged healing, warmth and/or drainage.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: If it did every kid who picks his nose would get the terrible disease. There are a number of natural body defenses that prevent such things from occur... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not usually: Not necessarily. The bacteria that infect skin and urine are often not the same. Still would not advise this.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens nam... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually not: The tissue there is very good at fighting bacteria. There are a lot of bugs there, E coli and more, but infections in this situation are uncommon,
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Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: The virus that causes cold sores is making a bunch of copies of itself in the cold sore. If you touch it, you are picking up all the microscopic viral... Read More

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