A 34-year-old female asked:
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how can you tell staph infection is healing? it's mrse on my lower back. it's an open wound with raw skin.

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Healing skin: Healing MRSA wound infections get less swollen, less red, begin to close up and the pus begins to diminish. There is an angriness to the tone of the skin with MRSA that subsides.
Answered on Oct 11, 2017
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Basic healing: Infected wounds do not heal. If the wound is healing, then the infection is under control or gone. Avoid useing alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma.
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

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