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Wound infection

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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Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Bacteria: Most wound infections are caused by the common bacteria that live on our skin such as staph and strep. More rarely, yeast and other less common bacter ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Mostly by bacteria : Most wound infections are caused by bacteria. A few are caused by fungi.

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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
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Red, drainage, fever: If a wound has redness, warm to touch, purilent yellow/green drainage, fever, increasing pain, or just fails to heal as expected.
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Visual: Primarly just looking at the wound, redness of the wound, draining fluid (or pus), pain, swelling, and loss of function of the body part, e.g. a finge ... Read More
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
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
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience 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 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience 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
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Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience 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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