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How To Treat Wound Infection Quickly
Several things: The wound needs to be cleaned, dead tissue or foreign body removed (debridement), any pus which is present needs to be drained, an extremity with an infected wound may be immobilized (splint). Of course antibiotics, directly on the wound (such as triple antibiotic ointment), orally (often keflex or doxycycline), or even intravenously, if serious. Plus several other measures, nutrition, etc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See doctor: Treating gangrene in a wound is a serious situation, you should be seeing a doctor immediately. Serious and life threatening infection may occur. The general treatment is to discover why there is gangrene, may be established infection, poor blood supply, or even an immune response where the body attacks its own tissues. Removal of the dead tissue and treating infection are critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since i don't know what you have, i advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wound healing: This is too general of a question since there are many types of wounds in many different locations that affect the healing rate. There are arterial, venous, pressure, trauma, mixed wound types, vasculitic wounds, just for a short list of the most common types of wounds. Each of these has their own treatment and healing course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
Direct pressure.: Superficial veins can cause bleeding. If this happens then you should elevate the area, apply direct pressure and compress the bleeding site with an ace bandage. If this does not control the bleeding then you should go to the er or your physician. ...Read more
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage.Infants should see the doc. ...Read more
Antibiotics: The first thing to do is confirm a urinary tract infection. If it's recent you may use an antibiotic such as Bactrim DS, Macrobid, or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). 3 days for bactrim DS, longer for the others. You should visit your local doc for proper confirmation and possible culture of your urine to check for antibiotic resistence and cause of your urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Treatment of UTI: That depends: where in the urinary tract the infection is present and if indeed there is an infection present. A lower tract infection may be treated with a short course of antibiotics but a deep kidney infection may take weeks of IV antibiotics. Ut symptoms may be an infection but may also be from a vaginal infection or hypersensitivity from soaps, perfumes, or other topical agents. ...Read more
Usually antibiotics: Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications.If severe.Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process.Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary.If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy. ...Read more
Long time: depend where and how it had affected the other systems. simple positive blood culture with no systemic effect,which mean the patient is stable and not in septic shock on life support system.need to be treated for at least ten days or until the blood is no longer positive and no longer have any fever,then it will be followed by two weeks of oral antibiotic. the other kind is a life threatening. ...Read more
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