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How can you tell if you have an infection down 'there'?

How can you tell if you have an infection down 'there'?

Infection signs/ sxs: Don't know if you are male or female. Discharge? Odor? Burning? Itching? Painful urination? Lesions? Redness? ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How can you tell if you have an infection under a blood blister? I had a rock in my shoe and did not know it 3 hours later i had a large blood blister that i did not pop. It calisted over and then i sanded it down and put a needle in it, i got a yellowish

How can you tell if you have an infection under a blood blister? I had a rock in my shoe and did not know it 3 hours later i had a large blood blister that i did not pop. It calisted over and then i sanded it down and put a needle in it, i got a yellowish

The : The easiest way to discover if you have infection near that blister will be to look for surrounding redness and tenderness. If there is, then most likely you have an infection. The next thing is to look for malodorous and pus drainage coming out of your foot. If you have any of that, then definitely you have an infection and you need to visit a podiatrist. If you are diabetic however, you might have an infection and still not have any surrounding redness. So, if the wound on your foot generally looks bad and not healthy, then it's better to just come and visit a physician rathen than wait and see if it will get better. You are more likely to cause more harm by trying to treat it on your own. ...Read more

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How could I tell or suspect tooth infection is spreading. Ie to brain, heart, blood stream, down into throat. ?

How could I tell or suspect tooth infection is spreading. Ie to brain, heart, blood stream, down into throat.
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Spreading : Hard to tell. If you are experiencing worse symptoms, pain swelling then it could be spreading. Make sure you see a doctor or that you are on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sprain ankle how to bring down swelling? Taking ibu 800 tid. How to tell if infection occurs? Tell if condition is getting worse?

Sprain ankle how to bring down swelling? Taking ibu 800 tid. How to tell if infection occurs? Tell if condition is getting worse?

Ice/elevate/compress: Applying ice for 20 minutes every waking hour, elevation/rest as well as a compressive bandage/strapping will help control swelling. An anti-inflammatory medication such Ibuprofen may also be helpful. If no wound has occurred, infection is very unlikely. If pain and swelling get worse or fall to resolve, see physician. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a infection is spreading through your body from your tooth) worried it is spreading up to my brain and down to my throat.

Odontogenic infect: You need to see a doctor asap if you feel this way, because this type of infection, if really in progress, can be potentially life-threatening. Do not wait. Go now and i hope that this turns out to be something very mild, but do not want to miss the things that may be severe, no matter how unlikely. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an infection from an adominoplasty or if you're just swollen?

How can you tell if you have an infection from an adominoplasty or if you're just swollen?

Fever: Infection is very rare-but fever and redness at any site with tenderness. Any yellow discharge would also be important. If you have doubts, your surgeon would appreciate your calling the office to let them know. If worried-then ask to be seen by Dr. No Dr. likes to have a patient suffer thru an infection. ...Read more