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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 more
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 more
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
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?
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
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?
Unlikely: It would be unlikely but not impossible. ...Read more
Infections: What ever type of germs were on the hands could be introduced into the vagina. ...Read more
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
I had flex laryngoscopy, tech & dr handled the scope/applied lubrication with bare hands. Is it normal to not wear gloves? Worried about infection.
Sterile scope: While gloves are normal, the part that enters you is the part that has to be sterile. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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