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Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more
Natural Approach: An alternative to daily soap and water which can be drying or irritating to some wounds and expensive topical or oral antibiotics is to use honey. It has antibacterial properties rivaling some of today's antibiotics and has been used for centuries to heal wounds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have been given 10 x 1g tablets of amplicilina by a chemist for a infected cut. Is this dose to high? If the infection seems to go after a few days
To take all at once: or to take several a day at regularly spaced intervals? Need more information. ...Read more
How do I treat my infected cut my fiend screeched my neck to were there was blood cut is closed but little infected but I know dr will just give cream?
See a doctor: If the cut is infected you should see a doc. The signs of infection are redness, swelling, warmth to the touch. The cut usually gets more and more painful rather than normal decrease in pain. You may run a fever. A small amount of drainage and minimal redness in a cut may not indicate an infection. If you are worried go to a doctor as an untreated infection can be a big problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my finger infected?Cut it today on piece of glass opening a broken window Its a bit swollen and it hurts to bend it. Theres a white dot in middle.
Don't do that: If you allow the infection to proceed without physician oversight and appropriate testing and antibiotic treatment you may be facing long term intravenous antibiotic therapy and possible surgery for infections of the bone (osteomyelitis). The few dollars you spend now will be only a fraction of your costs should this develop. Please get treated asap. ...Read more
My calf is very itchy, kind of like a bad mesquito bite or infected cut kind of irritated, inflamed sort of itch, and its the tissue inside, not skin?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more
What to do if my armpit that i can feel but it is sore like my arm. I have a fever right now too, and also a small infected cut on my knuckle. Could?
If my cat that bit me had rabies wouldn't the cut look and get badly infected? The cut is completely healed now. Should i be concerned?
Not necessarily: The rabies infection would be independent of anything that causes a local wound infection; when you develop symptoms from rabies, it's already too late for treatment. Rabies has a 99.99% fatality rate if untreated. If there is any chance the cat had rabies, you need to discuss with a doctor about evaluation. ...Read more
Cut ??????: CUT, where? how long ago? How deep drain secretions? Please provide me more information. If you want, make an appointment, and we will go over all the issues of the cut. ...Read more
What does it mean, if you have a cut infected for over a week, and has a big area of brusing around it, and everytime you move your arm, it has pain?
Need to see doctor: What you described warrants care by a physician. If you do not have a doctor, go to the emergency department of a nearby hospital. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink with antibiotics? I am taking a course to clear up an infected cut but am going to a wedding at the weekend and would like to make the most of the free bar!?
Do I need oral antibiotics for a minor infected cut? It's been a week. There skin is pink and hard around the cut with pimples.
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