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How Long Should Wound Infection Last
1 week: Usually within one week.Get a more detailed 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
Usually 2 to 3 days: It may take 2 to 3 days before one sees signs and symptoms of an infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.5 yr old with post intucception surgical wound infection belly button last month. Is complaining again of pain. Unlikely to get a second 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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