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How can you treat an infected cut at home?

How can you treat an infected cut at home?

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

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Wound Infection (Definition)

A condition in which germs have got into the area where the skin is broken. There may be infection in a small area around the edge, or in the whole wound site, or spreading further. Surgical wound infections are also ...Read more


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What do you do if you have an infected cut?

See a doctor: If it is at the point that you know it is infected see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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If I have an infected cut on my leg, what is the best way to cure it?

If I have an infected cut on my leg, what is the best way to cure it?

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 more

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What are signs of an infected cut on the lip?

Pain: The signs of infection are pain, burning, swelling, pus, bad odor discharge, and or fever. Seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No cream for cut: If the cut is indeed infected, it is unlikely the doctor would just "give cream." if you feel it is infected, be seen by a health care provider. bacterial infections most often require oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do I treat an infected cut in my vagina? With over-the-counter things?

Infections: Infections can be deadly. They are nothing to 'endure' or to wait for healing. They need antibiotics and then possible wound or skin care. Please go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Looks like I have an infected cut on my leg, how treat it without seeing a doctor?

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 more

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Infected cut on my leg to the bone. How can I treat it without seeing a doctor?

Infected cut on my leg to the bone. How can I treat it without seeing a doctor?

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

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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?

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?

Lymphangitis: Sound like you may have an infection in your hand which spread through lymphatic into your axilla area. Definitely see a doctor asap or go to ER or urgent care center ...Read more

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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

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What is a doctor do when treating an infected glass cut?

Several things: An infected wound is treated by opening the wound to allow for drainage, frequent washing with soap and water, and possibly antibiotics. The wound should also be inspected for retained foreign material whether it be glass, wood, rocks, metl. ...Read more

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Is this cut infected I've been o Puting pouroxide on It and its been healing but Idk if its ok?

Is this cut infected I've been o Puting pouroxide on It and its been healing but Idk if its ok?

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

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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

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What ia the best treatment for an infected cut on a leg?

What ia the best treatment for an infected cut on a leg?

Thanks for asking!: Cleaning wound with hydrogen peroxide, removal of necrotic tissue, cleaning pus and drainage, topical antibiotics with sterile gauze, and bactrum ds if MRSA is suspected or keflex. ...Read more

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