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How Can You Prevent Infection After Surgery
Get w/the Guidelines: Surgical infections have more to do with what i can do as a surgeon rather than anything my patients do. There are well-established guidelines that, when followed, can lower infection rates. These include using antibiotics within 1hr. Prior to surgery, appropriate skin cleansing, short operative times, and getting anything "foreign" (catheters, tubes, ivs, etc.) out as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Infection unlikely: Penis has an exellent blood supply in boys & young men. Infection after circumcision is virtually unheard of. Vaseline type ointment containing antibiotic such as bacitracin, neosporin or triple antibiotic could be used. These ointments probably more useful as they prevent circumcison sutures from "catching" on the underpants. ...Read more
First 2 weeks: Generally, an infection will develop within the first two weeks after surgery. There are exceptions of course, we have seen a few people develop infections even 3-4 weeks following surgery. ...Read more
Multiple: Well cleaned preop bactrian nasally excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time careful prep of skin excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure ?ll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection: diabetes obesity contamination etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Once you have swelling or pain it needs attention. That is usually how you know you have one. ...Read more
How do I prevent infection after dermabrasion? I'm worried about developing an infection after my dermabrasion. How is infection prevented? Can i take antibiotics?
What antibiotic can you safely take after having c diff 3 months ago? Also. How can you prevent recurrences?
Almost all : Antibiotics alter the healthy micro-flora in the gut and are therefore a setup for c diff. So none is completely safe. Probiotics or yogurt with active cultures may be of some help. ...Read more
How long after an EP study/ablation can complications occur? How long does it take to heal and eliminate the risks?
It is unlikely for: late complications following an EP study but it does depend a bit on exactly what was done, for what diagnosis and if any intervention such as device implantation or radio frequency ablation was performed. Without additional details a specific answer for your questions is not possible. ...Read more
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Void right after. If you need to void prior to intercourse do not completely void and finish soon after intercourse. Then go back and cuddle. Some people need to take a preventative dose of antibiotic w/ intercourse. Drink lots of fluids and don't postpone urination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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