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How can I tell if MRSA is gone? It's not sore, but it is quite red around drain incision and pulses off and on (not painful) can't tell if it's warm
Question unclear: You may not be able to tell if the organism is "gone". You may have to wait until the area has healed up to know if the infection has resolved. It is not clear whether the treatment was just incision and drainage or involved antibiotics. This is a complex subject and need more information to answer your question accurately. ...Read more
I had stereotactic breast biopsy which formed hematoma which drained through incision for past month. Just stopped. Should I do anything to help heal?
I've recently had an arthroscopy, no.Work was needed, just drained. But one incision hasn't healed.. What's wrong?
Surgery years ago has an incision draining lymph fluid like a faucet dripping. Leg fills with fluid and incision blisters and pop for the fluid to drain. Starting to be painful blisters. Who do I see?
Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?
4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?
Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more
3 weeks after total thyroidectomy there is a small hole in the middle of the incision, nothing is draining, is this normal?
Can be normal: This can be a normal thing, but best to check with your surgeon. ...Read more