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If Someone Has A Wound And It Smells Is It Contagious
No.: While unpleasant, smelling an infected wound in and of itself won't get you sick (the bacteria or fungi won't cause infection in your nose or lungs - unless you stick your finger in the wound, then stick that finger in your nose). You and your family's best defense against infection is frequent handwashing and avoiding contact with infected wounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Those 2 things: in combination are not absolutely indicative of infection, but the likelihood of a wound infection is higher if there is a foul odor. How did you come to have this wound? Did you recently discover it without any knowledge regarding how it came to be? Have you been bitten or is it a surgical wound? Clearly you need to have this examined. And it should be looked at asap, today if possible. ...Read more
I have an wound on my finger form a cycist there is a little hole and pus is coming out and it smells it's also hard around the wound is that ok?
That's NOT OK.: That's an infection. That requires antibiotics. And if there's a deeper hole, it could even be an infection of the muscle or bones. This should be evaluated right away and treatment should be initiated. ...Read more
I have a wound vac from an infection and now when my wife change's it she says it smells like almonds. Should i worry afbout smell?
Meaningless finding: Wound odor is meaningless. If you remember that part of healing is inflammations which includes (swelling).This is caused by fluid from the blood vessels bringing healing blood to the wound. The blood fluid leaks out and as it does, it loses blood supply which means it will putrefy (rot). That causes odor. Since it is away from the wound, other than the smell, it means nothing. No tx needed. ...Read more
If you have an ingestion of some blood HCV (without open wounds in your mouth)have some risk of contagious?
Triage said my amniotic sac didn't tear but still watery fluid coming out when I push smells like cemen and also clear like water! Could they be wrong?
It's possible: It can be ambiguous as other things can mimic leakage of amniotic fluid like urine or normal discharge. Sometimes a small hole in the sack can be intermittently plugged by the babies head like a cork. This could cause ongoing leakage. You should call your prenatal care provider's office in the morning so that this can be rechecked. Call sooner if you're experiencing fever or any vaginal bleeding. ...Read more
My bellybutton always have a weird bad smell :( no matter how much i clean it , & its wounded immediately from any contact despite how gentle it is !?
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