A 43-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how to treat an infected wound?
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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. Redness alone is likely the normal inflammation associated with the healing process. If you think true infection is present, antibiotics are usually necessary as topical medications alone are less likely to be effective.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
What can you do to treat an infected wound?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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 severity, location, and host factors such as general medical condition or specific diseases such as diabetes or cancer. Consult with a surgeon for specific advice.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2016
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