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How To Treat Wound Infection Quickly
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
Depends on site: Of wound and bacteria that caused infection. Most skin infections are caused by staph or strep, and Cipro can be effective, but not always. If it is a surgical wound that got infected after GI or gu surgery, the bacteria could be gram negative. But the proper treatment always includes adequate surgical drainage. ...Read more
Depends: Most wound infections are treated with antibiotics and resolve fairly quickly, a few days, depending on the type of bacteria that is causing the infection, the blood supply to the infected area, and the depth of the infection. If the depth of the infection is through the fascia or into the bone it may take weeks to months to clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
1 week: Usually within one week.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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