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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See doctor: Is this a surgical wound or a traumatic wound from an injury? See your surgeon if it is after surgery. See a family doctor or emergency room if it is ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deep ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
See a doctor: And get treated appropriately. This question is to broad. All you may need is soap and water and a band aid to surgical debridement, wound care and an ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Tests for infection: In order to treat an infection in a wound, a clinician must correctly diagnose an infection. A culture should be taken of any wound that may be infect ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possible tests: Blood tests that are commonly used may include a CBC or esr, a wound culture and sensitivity will be the best test in determining the appropriate anti ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Visual: A wound infection is generally diagnosed just by looking at it. There will be redness, draining fluid, swelling, and tenderness to the touch. The only ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Red swollen skin away from the injury site, excess heat and redness of the skin around the wound, purulent foul smelling drainage from the wound, pers ... Read More
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Dr. Vineet Choudhry
17 years experience General Surgery
Pain, redness, pus: If a wound gets infected, you will usually see swelling of the wound, redness developing around the wound and spreading outwards, and increased pain w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Wound infection: Should be seen by a doctor to determine extent and possible cause. Then proper treatment with antibiotics can be reccomeded.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Multiple: fever, chills, wound erythema, tenderness, warmth,induration-swelling, Rubor, calor, dolor, tumor,
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: This can get out of control quickly. See a doctor immediately.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: You need to be a evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible for appropriate wound care and antibiotic treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Pain & redness: Increasing pain at the wound with swelling, skin becomes warm and develops spreading redness. May get bad looking drainage from the site. Sometimes pe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
With any: Infection, treatment in general is local treatment with adequate drainage and removal of dead tissue if necessary, and systemic treatment with antibio ... Read More

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