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How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

Infected piercing: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

Body Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing is the intentional piercing of ears, lips, noses, and skin of other parts of the body to create a place to attach rings or other jewelry to. Piercing in a risky location can lead to skin ...Read more


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How can I care for an infected piercing?

How can I care for an infected piercing?

Medical evaluation: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you kill an infection in your nostril fast?

How can you kill an infection in your nostril fast?

Depends on infection: It really depends on what type of bug is there. The inside of the nose is a mucus membrane which is susceptible to both viruses and bacteria, both of which are treated differently. ...Read more

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How can you safely get your cartilage pierced while having a staph infection?

How can you safely get your cartilage pierced while having a staph infection?

No, don't risk it.: That is not recommended as you'll risk getting a long tern problem. Some infections of cartilage, bones, deeper tissues can be difficult to eradicate and may require surgery (ies). ...Read more

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How to take care of an infected penis in plant?

How to take care of an infected penis in
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You mean implant ?: Infected implant or penile prosthesis is a complex issue You need to discuss with your doctor(s) besides wound care intense antibiotic therapy , some times prosthesis has to be removed only your doctor can plan your treatment , if the procedure is required or not ...Read more

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How can I heal an infected piercing?

How can I heal an infected piercing?

Infected piercing: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place unless directed by your doctor (if removed – the drainage tract will close up with increased chance for abscess formation). Apply antibiotic to the piercing site twice a day. all your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected piercing?

How can I treat an infected piercing?

See below: 1. Remove the piercing 2. Clean the area with soap, water, and rubbing alcohol 3. Dry the area gently 4. Cover it 5. No need for antibiotic creams 6. If not improving in 24-36 hrs, see your doctor for evaluation and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get relief of an ear infection?

How can I get relief of an ear infection?

Treat the infection: Infection of the outer ear canal (otitis externa), typically is itchy or painful, discharge from the ear often; treatment ear drops with an antibiotic and some topical cortisone. An inner ear infection (otitis media) generally is more painful and is pus trapped behind the eardrum (often coming from a sinus infection) and requires an oral antibiotic. If it is truly an infection, rx requires a doc. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent a body piercing from getting infected?

What to do to prevent a body piercing from getting infected?

Body piercings: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more

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If body piercing and tattoo infection is severe, does the patient need to have a surgery?

If body piercing and tattoo infection is severe, does the patient need to have a surgery?

Potentially: In some situations - if not responsive to antibiotics and other more conservative measures. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used to get rid of infected cartilage piercing?

Can amoxicillin be used to get rid of infected cartilage piercing?

Probably not: Amoxicillin is a poor choice of antibiotic for this purpose. Many if not most infections with skin bacteria, like this one, are resistant to it. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and learn if you need an antibiotic, then follow your doctor's advice and prescription. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to properly care for an infected nose piercing?

Are there things i can do to properly care for an infected nose piercing?

Med eval.: Please seek medical attention. The nose falls within the triangle of death which means that this is a dangerous area of an infection. ...Read more

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Need doctor help! is my puncture wound from a thorn infected? How can you tell?

Need doctor help! is my puncture wound from a thorn infected? How can you tell?

Check Redness/tender: Infectins will be red, tender, and swollen. Hot compresse will help to bring it to a head and relieve the pressure. Topical antibiotics will keep the puncture draining so any infection does not get trapped deep. Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date. ...Read more

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What can I do for an infected piercing?

What can I do for an infected piercing?

See Your Doctor: Keep it clean, wash with soap and water, use antibacterial cream, warm moist compresses several times a day, etc. However, you may need to be on antibiotics if it does start improving with in a day or two. (sooner if it starts looking worse.). ...Read more

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How can I encourage the healing of an open wound?

Superfast healing: The trick is to avoid things that slow down healing. Keep the wound covered and away from open air, avoid toxic substances like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine. Avoid anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) as inflammation is important in healing. Protect the wound from stress and trauma. Dressing changes every other to every third day to allow your will and to do its thing. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what household items can I use to clean and stitch a wound in an emergency?

Could you tell me what household items can I use to clean and stitch a wound in an emergency?

Keep it simple: Use plain soap and water gently to clean in and around the wound. Pat dry gently. The problem is finding something to "stitch" the wound together that is not carrying a lot of dust, dirt and stuff. Plain thread would work but you increase your risk of infection with it. Better to cover the open area with a clean cloth and get to someone who can do what really needs to be done to maximize healing. ...Read more

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Is staff infection contagious? How would or could my children get infected by me if this is a form of staff on my hands and other various places body

Is staff infection contagious? How would or could my children get infected by me if this is a form of staff on my hands and other various places body

Yes/Contact: Staph is a bacteria and gabillions of them are everywhere. When we get colonnized with this, it is easy to spread from one to another. If you are a health care worker, you may have a particularly more virulent form of staph. Today, it is everywhere. Good hygiene, laundry care, bed linen changing and hand sanitizers and soap and water are the best protection. ...Read more

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What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

Keep it clean: Hopefully you assured the piercing place was certified and clean. After that, keep the area clean and you can use topical antibx to the area to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more