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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in 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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Wound infection: Many factors which include: the type of wound; the circumstances in which the wound developed (especially traumatic wounds); the length of time that y ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Doctor visit: All i can say is see your doctor asap! what appears as a small wound infection can turn into a larger problem without the proper care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience in General Surgery
Antibiotics: The wound should be seen by a physician. It may need to be opened and drained to get rid of the source of the infection followed by wound care to all ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Most wound infections are treated with antibiotics and resolve fairly quickly, a few days, depending on the type of bacteria that is causing the infec ... Read More

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