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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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For how long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear?

For how long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear?

Usually 2 to 3 days: It may take 2 to 3 days before one sees signs and symptoms of an infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear after surgery?

How long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear after surgery?

Variable: An post-operative wound infection can manifest anytime within 24 hours to even weeks later if a foreign body such as un-dissolved suture material remains. ...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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What should I do for a wound infection?

What should I do for a wound infection?

See doctor: Is this a surgical wound or a traumatic wound from an injury? See your surgeon if it is after surgery. See a family doctor or emergency room if it is an infected wound from injury, accident, or burn. Wash and keep the are clean if it is not too deep. ...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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How do I take care of a small wound infection?

If you need to ask: If this is severe enough that you need to ask or your decision causes anxiety i would seek medical care pronto. On the flip side you might be looking to treat a wound that is only inflamed not infected if you self treat that with antibiotics you are over treating. ...Read more

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I think I feel a cubital node.No wound/infection.Does this mean this is bad news? Really scared!

I think I feel a cubital node.No wound/infection.Does this mean this is bad news? Really scared!

Probably not: A new mass in a lymph node bearing area is usually a benign reaction. However, because it is new, you need to see your doctor. If it doesn't go away, (which may require antibiotics) you might need a biopsy to make sure it's not cancerous. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think I have a surgical wound infection?

What should I do if i think I have a surgical wound infection?

See the surgeon: So that the surgical wound can be examined. It may need to be opened in addition to using antimicrobials. ...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. Bret Boyle
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Wound Infection (Definition)

The following types of wounds are more likely to become infected: bites, punctures, crushing injuries, dirty wounds, wounds on the feet, and wounds that ...Read more