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Medicine For Hand Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Hand infection: = damage to tissue of hand due to a pathogen ...Read more
Proper care by doc.: A hand infection is very serious because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tight and infection can lead to destruction of any hand tissues. Furthermore it is the most important part of all the extremities for most functions. Must be opened to air, drained of pus, be on strong antibiotic (maybe intravenous). Must be rx be doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A/W Dr. Ferguson.: Get this evaluated asap. Have you had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years? Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat ; dog bites. It can quickly become very serious - especially when on the hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: The way in which the question is asked is insulting to people with learning disabilities. ...Read more
Not life-threatening: BUT, very important none-the-less to get excellent treatment. You SHOULD be seeing a hand surgeon (Orthopaedics subspecialty) -and if not, insist on 'why not'? Obviously the hand is extremely important, and any loss of function is very bad. MRSA is a 'bad bug' when you think of all the germs that are out there. With good treatment though, you should be able to recover just fine. Hope u get answers ...Read more
Exam by physician.: If your hand is infected, it will be obvious--generally--to the doc. Redness, swelling, pain/tenderness to touch, heat, pus, are all signs of infection. If it deep --down to the bone, a bone scan or other special imaging may be needed. Whatever, the most should doofus on own before seeing doc or er is clean with warm soapy water, and cover with gauze. Do not try to squeeze pus out of it. ...Read more
Disfiguring fungi?: From your question i can't tell if you have a damaged finger that now has a fungal infection or if the fungal infection if causing your nail to look disfigured. Either way, a fungal infection starts in the nail matrix wh/is at the base of the nail. The organisms have to be killed in the matrix & the infected nail grow out to clear it. This can be accomplished w/medications or removing the nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand evaluation: If a hand infection persists, consultation with a hand surgeon and infectious disease specialist may be warranted. A persistent and severe hand infection may require surgical irrigation and debridement to help eradicate the offending pathogen. An experienced infectious disease specialist can aid in tailoring the appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on antibiotics for a hand infection started yeasterday. How longs does it take for the atibotics to work hand is swollon and read and herts?
Depending on how: Severe a hand infection is the inbox me work right away or take a few days however considerations are is the anabiotic enough is it the right one and if there's progression orfailure to improved you need something more done this is what this is why it's important to have follow up with valuation in a few days especially if there's no improvement as depending upon the cause the mechanism and location there are times when surgical decompression is needed. ...Read more
I think i may have an infection in my blood stream from intervieneous drug use my throat is swollen and full of flem a red line is going up my arm and my hand is swollen?
Hi I am very afraid of infecting HIV now. I fist bumped a drug smoker and got a scratch on my knuckle. ?
Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.
Onychomycosis: Nailbed infections start in the nail matrix and need to grow out from there. This process takes longer in the toenails than the fingernails (+/- 12 mo vs 6 mo). Treatment w/ fluconazole/terbinafin usually daily; some other agents (itraconazole) 1 wk/mo (or other permutations) w/75-80% cure. Sometimes the nail has to be removed. Newer topicals may as well help alone/in combo w/oral antifungals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking fluconazole for nail fungus and now I have symptoms of a yeast infection. Discharge and itching. Is this medicine causing this?
Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?
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