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Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Infection (Definition)

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


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I got accident@er i didn't get antibiotic n 3days later my wound infection n puffy.So i go to doctor n got antibiotic.How long the swelling will gone?

I got accident@er i didn't get antibiotic n 3days later my wound infection n puffy.So i go to doctor n got antibiotic.How long the swelling will gone?

Depends: The site of the wound on your body is important ( more central indicates faster healing), the depth of the injury, the specificity of the antibiotic, your basic immune system health and whether or not you needed stitches. You can usually help things along by applying heat to the infected area. Discuss with the er doc who treated you about the actual speed of healing for your particular wound. ...Read more

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Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

Drug drug interactio: Yes. But you will need to have your levels of anticoagulation followed more frequently with this combination. Make sure that you have a plan with your clinician for this monitoring. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of wound infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of wound infection?

See surgeon: The area needs to be evaluated cleaned or even derided to remove revitalized tissue and then packed and monitored for progress. Culture and appropriate antibiotics amy be necessary. ...Read more

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What's a wound infection caused by?

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 bacteria can cause wound infections. If a wound infection is being treated with an antibiotic and not visibly improved within 3 days, return for re-evaluation. This is important because many bacteria are developing resistance to various antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I do about a wound infection?

With any: Infection, treatment in general is local treatment with adequate drainage and removal of dead tissue if necessary, and systemic treatment with antibiotics to control spread of infection to adjacent tissue. You should really consult your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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What increases risk of a wound infection?

What increases risk of a wound infection?

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 you had the wound; underlying illnesses like diabetes or poor blood flow; the lack of care of the wound. These are just a few of the major things that can increase the risk of a wound infection. ...Read more

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In what way is a severe wound infection treated?

In what way is a severe wound infection treated?

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 allow good healing. Patients are usually initially started on antibiotics to help clear the infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

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 of wound infections. Consider infection if there is pain, redness, odor, drainage, lack of healing over a reasonable time period, and any changes in the wound that are negative (enlarging, change in color of the tissue, etc.) ...Read more

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What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

See below: Please refer to nursing home for the policy and procedure for notifying and managing wound care infection and treatment. Every nursing home has different policy and if you have questions or concerns about it, please contact unit manager or supervisor. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more