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Pathophysiology of infected wound

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care 28 years experience
The typical signs: and symptoms of wound infection are pain, swelling, increased warmth, redness of surrounding skin, with occasional malodorous and cloudy drainage. Red... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NOT HEALING, FEVER, : Chills, drainage.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Symptoms: If the wound has redness and pain surrounding it, it may be infected. Fever, chill and general ill feeling can also, be signs of infection. Any wound ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Wound infection?: If you are worried, then I recommend you see your doctor. It is possible for serious infections to start with small wounds. Better safe than sorry... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Depends: A small scrape may be swollen + painful without infection. Pus or blood? Red streak? Progressively worse? Location? Cause and circumstance of injury? ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Generally stay open: Infection may delay healing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: An infected wound should be opened so that the infection can drain to the surface. I recommend covering the wound but changing the dressing frequentl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: I cannot tell what part you are describing to be red without looking at the site. The scar itself could be red and be normal. If the wound is open the... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on what is causing the infection. Ciproflozacin treats many, but not all skin infections, and many other wound infections.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe, maybe: It may help some large, superficial wounds, but won't do much for deep wounds. It does well to treat very superficial skin infections such as impetigo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
50%: Take a bottle of peroxide and mix it 50/50 with either tap water or saline.

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