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pathophysiology of infected wound

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT HEALING, FEVER, : Chills, drainage.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
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
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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
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Generally stay open: Infection may delay healing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what is causing the infection. Ciproflozacin treats many, but not all skin infections, and many other wound infections.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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