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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

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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

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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Injury which got infected. And The doc. removed it which became a hole. And Can See The bones. on my ankle. they said to do skingraft as well AsFlesh?

 Injury which got infected. And The doc. removed it which became a hole. And Can See The bones. on my ankle. they said to do skingraft as well AsFlesh?

Check bone infection: You need to have your doctor make sure there is no bone infection before doing any type of skin graft procedure. If bone is exposed, your risk of osteomyelitis (bone infection) is very high. An MRI or bone scan is needed. A bone biopsy is the best way to see if the bone is infected but it does have risks. The infection must be cleared before any skin procedure is done ...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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Severe pain left side of tail bone area. Hurts worse to have bowl movement, to bend or lift my left leg. Doctors see nothing on MRI. What could it be?

Severe pain left side of tail bone area. Hurts worse to have bowl movement, to bend or lift my left leg. Doctors see nothing on MRI. What could it be?

Tailbone: Make sure your MRI imaged the coccyx. Most MRI's image the lumbar area or sacrum, not the coccyx. Xrays sometimes help. Coccydynia from a fall can cause pain that lasts for months. The treatment is almost always non-surgical. A sitting donut may help keep pressure off the coccyx. ...Read more

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Hi i cut myself Shaving on my ankle bone several weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be healing up. It continues to get infected even with daily cleaning?

Hi i cut myself Shaving on my ankle bone several weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be healing up. It continues to get infected even with daily cleaning?

Antibiotics: If it's been several weeks then you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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I have broken my ankle in 2 places and can not get around. I will see a bone doctor in 2 days, but my problem is i cannot get there?

I have broken my ankle in 2 places and can not get around. I will see a bone doctor in 2 days, but my problem is i cannot get there?

Broken Ankle: I'm really sorry to hear about your ankle. It is important for you to get to your doctor so he or she can examine you and take x-rays of your ankle. Maybe you could have someone give you a ride to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst on the surface of my thigh. Is what i'm currently doing sufficient or do I need to go see a doctor? I have had the cyst for 20 years without problem, but a week ago it swelled up, got really hot and painful... I had a nurse poke a

I have an infected cyst on the surface of my thigh. Is what i'm currently doing sufficient or do I need to go see a doctor? I have had the cyst for 20 years without problem, but a week ago it swelled up, got really hot and painful... I had a nurse poke a

In : In all likelihood, there is still pus inside the cyst. A pinprick from a syringe is probably insufficient in removing anything except a small amount of thin fluid. You really need an incision to get what's in there out of it. In fact, if this thing keeps getting infected, you might want to see a surgeon and have the entire cyst removed. The meat you've been putting on has served to keep the infection localized, but i hope you didn't go to a prime meat butcher for this, because a moist rag would have done the same for a lot less. My best advice is to see your family physician who would more than likely be able to lance the thing and get much more stuff out, and you might even need a course of antibiotics. Good luck, and enjoy that piece of meat. ...Read more

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Thinking I have an infected cyst on inner thigh. Hurts a lot and has yellow mucous like substance. Do I go to ER or wait til Monday to see my doctor?

Thinking I have an infected cyst on inner thigh. Hurts a lot and has yellow mucous like substance. Do I go to ER or wait til Monday to see my doctor?

Probably OK to Wait: It sounds like you may have a boil that has reached a head and has started draining. Keep the area clean and apply moist heat several times a day. Be sure not to pick or squeeze it. As long as there is no spreading redness, you should be ok to wait until Monday, and it will most likely be better. ...Read more

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Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

See a physician: Without knowing the type/mechanism of injury and whether you have other symptoms it would be hard to speculate. There are several possibles, but with a mechanical symptom of something hard next to the patella it is time to have a physician obtain a thorough history, examine your knee and possibly obtain x-rays or other studies. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor about my shin pain? I have been having a pain on the inside of my left shin in about a two inch long area. It starts about two inches above my ankle bone. The pain started about a month ago, and it's gotten progressively worse. I

Should i see a doctor about my shin pain? I have been having a pain on the inside of my left shin in about a two inch long area.  It starts about two inches above my ankle bone.  The pain started about a month ago, and it's gotten progressively worse.  I

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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I have a large nodule on both feet just under the inside ankle bone. Should I be worried enough to go to the hospital or wait and see my doctor on Tu?

I have a large nodule on both feet just under the inside ankle bone.  Should I be worried enough to go to the hospital or wait and see my doctor on Tu?

Os naviculare...: It sounds like the navicular bone. This bone can protrude a bit on some people, especially when bearing weight. To remove all doubt, have a foot specialist examine your foot. It certainly does not sound like an emergency. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery to remove the bone chip/chunk from my foot? 3 years ago i was playing ultimate frisbee, i jumped up and landed wrong and broke a bone in my right foot/ankle. At the time i thought i just sprained something, so i didn’t see a doctor.

Should I have surgery to remove the bone chip/chunk from my foot? 3 years ago i was playing ultimate frisbee, i jumped up and landed wrong and broke a bone in my right foot/ankle.  At the time i thought i just sprained something, so i didn’t see a doctor.

Bone chip: Because you state you have a bone chip i will assume you have had x rays taken. If the chip is in a position to hurt you speak to your podiatrist who will guide you in making the decision that is right for you. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I have a consistent tender spot on my ankle where the shin and ankle bone meet. It just popped up out of nowhere. Should i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or see a doc?

I have a consistent tender spot on my ankle where the shin and ankle bone meet. It just popped up out of nowhere. Should i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or see a doc?

Not sure what part: Of your distal leg and ankle is involved or if you can feel something under the skin, but ganglion cysts can form anywhere there is a joint. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen but if it doesn't resolve see your doctor. ...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