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How to know if my cut is infected?

How to know if my cut is infected?

Infection.: Red? Swollen? Drainage? Increased pain? Red streaks? warm? More tender? Get medical care for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Wound Infection (Definition)

A condition in which bacteria enters a part of the body where ...Read more


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How to know if a cut is infected?

How to know if a cut is infected?

With what?: Cats carry bacteria in their mouths which can infect people, their stools may carry toxoplasmosis and other parasites but the cat seldom is affected adversely by these or shows symptoms. If you are concerned about what could be transmitted to you either get rid of the animal or have a veterinarian examine and test for risk-factors. ...Read more

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How to tell if a cut is infected?

How to tell if a cut is infected?

Red? Swollen?: Pus ? Increased tenderness? Red streaks? Fever? If you believe that you have an infection please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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How to tell if my thumb is infected?

How to tell if my thumb is infected?

See some symptoms: Is it swollen, is it red, is it painful? Do you see any red steaks emanating from yor thumb? If you've answered to the affirmative to any of the question, sees doctor. ...Read more

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How would I know if my wound is infected?

How would  I  know if my wound is infected?

Wound Infection: There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors). If you have any questions then i would recommend seeing a clinician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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How do I know if my wound is infected?

How do I know if my wound is infected?

Red: If the surrounding skin is red and swollen it is likely infected. If the drainage changes color or consistency it is likely getting infected. ...Read more

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How can I know if my tattoo is infected?

How can I know if my tattoo is infected?

Pain red hot tender: Infected tattoos tend to look red, are tender to touch and feel warm. There can be oozing of pus , white, yellow , bloody fluid coming out. There can also be spread to other areas of the body if you feel anyof these signs see your MD ...Read more

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How do I know if my abrasion is infected?

How do I know if my abrasion is infected?

Rubor,dolor,tumor: Redness(rubor), swelling(tumor), pain(dolor), are the cardinal symptoms of inflemmation and infection. Pus on the surface or draining pus or fever would also be signs of infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my piercing is infected?

How can I tell if my piercing is infected?

Signs of infection.: Surrounding tissues may be red, swollen, tender, warm with possible pus. Red streaking is particularly worrisome. Please seek medical attention if you appear to have an infected piercing. ...Read more

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How can I know if my tongue is infected?

How can I know if my tongue is infected?

Look in the mirror: When the tongue is infected, it usually swells up. If the tongue looks asymmetrical or has oozing from it. It may be infected and you should see your dentist or medical doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if my blood blister is infected?

How to tell if my blood blister is infected?

SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a cut is infected? And how can I tell of its spread to my bloodstream?

Symtomps: It is up to inflammatory markers you can tell is there local infection , means redness , pus, tenderness , fever.Blood stream infection make you more sick, some times leads to severe sepsis ...Read more

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What to do if my earlobe is infected?

What to do if my earlobe is infected?

Infected earlobe: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. If earlobe appears to be infected would seek medical evaluation. take care. ...Read more

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How will i know if my cyst is infected?

How will i know if my cyst is infected?

If a cyst is ....: Infected, it will become painful, may enlarge, and should have redden skin over it. ...Read more

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How will I know if my surgical wound is getting infected?

How will I know if my surgical wound is getting infected?

Surgical wound : There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors). If you have any questions then i would recommend seeing the surgeon as soon as you can. ...Read more

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How to know if my finger is broken?

How to know if my finger is broken?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. Xrays are used to diagnose and type ...Read more

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How to know if my nipple ring is infected.?

How to know if my nipple ring is infected.?

Infected piercing: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Please seek medical care if this describes your nipple. ...Read more

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What to know if my circumcisionis Is infected?

What to know if my circumcisionis Is infected?

The Hose Knows: Same as anything that might get infected: swelling, redness, pain (constant or throbbing),discharge (clear or soupy),bad odor and, in this case, a complete absence of desire to use the member for anything other than as a conduit for urine. It's easily treated with good hygiene and an antibiotic if serious enough. So, let's get that wizzer back into action. Go see the surgeon who did it ASAP. ...Read more

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How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

Piercing infection: If the site is red, swollen, hot to touch or pus with yellowish discharge and you start having fever. Thanks. ...Read more