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How do I cure my green hand infection?

How do I cure my green hand infection?

Depends: It depends on what makes it green. The classic green bacterium is pseudomonas, but green could also be fungal or even algae. I would see your doctor for a better evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

Signs of inflamation: Swelling, tenderness, redness, fever, heat could indicate infection. Hand infections are serious. Don't hesitate to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the visible symptoms of hand infection?

What are the visible symptoms of hand infection?

Swelling, heat: Heat swelling, change in color are signs of a skin infection. If this on finger it need attention including oral antibiotics and possible incision and drainage. A deep infection can spread and do damage to tendons. Early treatment is best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand infection?

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 more

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I have a hand infection and its swollen from where cat bit me?

I have a hand infection and its swollen from where cat bit me?

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 more

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Mrsa hand infection near the thumb tendons. Is this very risky?

Mrsa hand infection near the thumb tendons. Is this very risky?

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

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What are the tests for hand infections?

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

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I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

I have fungal infection on hand my nail are damaged?

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 more

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Hand infections help! Seem worse when I use purell?

Hand infections help! Seem worse when I use purell?

Irritant: It may be acting as an irritant
try some gentle mild soap.
The tyoe of soap is unimportant its the action of the washing that is what is needed

for wounds, hydrogen peroxide diluted with water may help too if there is drainage. ...Read more

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What should I do if my antibiotics haven't worked on my hand infection?

What should I do if my antibiotics haven't worked on my hand infection?

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 more

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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?

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

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I have a nail infection. What drug should I take?

Nail infection: That depends on the type of infection (bacterial, fungal, etc.). Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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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 more

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I'm taking fluconazole for nail fungus and now I have symptoms of a yeast infection. Discharge and itching. Is this medicine causing this?

I'm taking fluconazole for nail fungus and now I have symptoms of a yeast infection. Discharge and itching. Is this medicine causing this?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Yes all that you have to do is tell your physician that dispensed the medication and acquire a 2-3 day course of Diflucan (fluconazole) and this should solve the problem. ...Read more

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Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?

Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?

Associated symptoms: There is no direct connection between throat/ear infections and arm/wrist paresthesias (burning feeling). Doubt it is part of the original infection or the medication you took. IF it continues, or if you get any weakness, dizziness, go see a local doctor. ...Read more

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A dog who is my uncles scratches my hand it is not bleeding I just washed it and spried some anti infection on it is it ok? Or should I worry about?

A dog who is my uncles scratches my hand it is not bleeding I just washed it and spried some anti infection on it is it ok? Or should I worry about?

Probably OK: The important thing is that you washed it. Since it is not bleeding, any infection is unlikely. You neglected to identify the "anti-infection" but probably you should not repeat that. ...Read more

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Could blood be located everywhere&every object? And if you have cuts on hands and grab an object could it cause infection? How long does blood live?

Could blood be located everywhere&every object? And if you have cuts on hands and grab an object could it cause infection? How long does blood live?

We have addressed: This already with you. One might be infected if you scrape up the dried blood, resuspend it in liquid and inject it into you. Otherwise, little if any risk. ...Read more

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I was in a clinical restroom & dropped my keys in toilet bowl had to pick it up using my bare hands I'm worried if I wud catch infection please advice?

Wash: The only real answer now is to wash your hands very carefully right after such an event, with soap and water, but if no soap available, at least with water for 45 seconds or so, carefully washing your entire hands. If you have open wounds on your hands, watch them carefully over the next few days and keep them covered with antibiotic ointment. But if no open wounds, unlikely to be much concern. ...Read more

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If I wash my hands regularly, can I prevent e.Coli infections?

Yes, sort of.....: Your frequent hand washing will help prevent you from spreading e. Coli to others. Your risk of contracting e. Coli, however, is dependent on the foods you consume and the hygiene of those who prepared your food. ...Read more

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Colleague spilled blood on my hand. My hand had clotted wound. Can I get infection?

Colleague spilled blood on my hand. My hand had clotted wound. Can I get infection?

Blood exposure: If the hand wound is not completely closed, it can be considered an open wound, and exposure to blood could result in transmission of blood borne pathogens (for example, HIV, Hepatitis C virus). Best to follow CDC (Center for Disease control) guidelines for exposure to blood borne pathogens. ...Read more

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Best way to heal broken dry skin on hands and prevent infection to myself and others?

Best way to heal broken dry skin on hands and prevent infection to myself and others?

Creams, ointments: Broken or fissured skin on the hands are best treated with creams not lotions. Eucerin cream is good. Aquaphor is another good one. Best to apply at night and the cover with
gloves til morning. When hands are in water or chemicals, wear gloves. Topical steroids
by prescription also very helpful. There is no cure. Avoid things that make it worse. Above topicals are good to use during day. ...Read more

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Should a guy wash his hands before putting on a condom. Ir does clean hands not matter to prevent infection?

Should a guy wash his hands before putting on a condom. Ir does clean hands not matter to prevent infection?

What infection?: If he has no infection on his skin, washing his hands before using a condom won't make any difference in your risk of getting most std's. If you are worried about skin infections, cold, flu, etc. Washing hands before any close contact could reduce risks of transmission. ...Read more

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Touching a rusty gate when I have dry, broken skin on my hands. Is there a risk of infection, such as tetanus?

Touching a rusty gate when I have dry, broken skin on my hands. Is there a risk of infection, such as tetanus?

Infection: This is highly unlikely, although nothing is impossible. Infection can be introduced into the body any time there are breaks in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) since this is our primary immune defense. On the other hand it would be virtually impossible to get tetanus in this manner. This organism would have to be deposited in tissue without blood supply and produce toxin. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Do products like antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers really help or hurt when it comes to preventing infections/sickness?

They help.: Most of our illnesses are acquired through our mouths, nose or eyes. We tend to pick up bacteria or viral particles on our hands and then transfer them to our mouth, nose or eyes during routine daily functioning. Antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers can greatly reduce the contamination on our hands/fingers. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Hand Infection (Definition)

= damage to tissue of hand ...Read more