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How To Know If My 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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