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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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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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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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Can x-Rays detect if you have tumors in your leg muscle? One doctor that I asked said usually not, cuz it usually just shows the bone?

Can x-Rays detect if you have tumors in your leg muscle? One doctor that I asked said usually not, cuz it usually just shows the bone?

Helpful: If a tumor is palpated in the leg, frequently a routine x ray will provide some dimentions and whether bone is compromised. An MRI will give far more detail an the nature of the tumor composition and extent of the growth pattern. When I find a large lesion, probably sarcoma, I have an angiogram performed and if tumor very vascular, prior to surgery, tumor vessels are embolized. ...Read more

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I had an infected non union on my right leg and my dr apllied illizarous and the bone gap to regenerate is 8cm so how many months will my bone healed?

I had an infected non union on my right leg  and my dr apllied illizarous and the bone gap to regenerate is 8cm so how many months will my bone healed?

Varible!: Unfortunately your situation is a very frustrating problems and there is no "correct" answer. Non-union heals very gradually and although bone "stimulaters" help there are not many scientifically based studies which show how much they hel! Be "patient" (yup a patient must be patient sometimes) although I sympathize with your condition Hope this helps a bit Dr Z ...Read more

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Wound Infection (Definition)

The following types of wounds are more likely to become infected: bites, punctures, crushing injuries, dirty wounds, wounds on the feet, and wounds that ...Read more