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Open Wound Infected Now Bruised
Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?
Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a purple/red color for some time after the infection itself has healed. This is the scar tissue healing and settling. If the area back tracks and get swollen, hot and tender again, you will need to see a doctor. Hang in there. ...Read more
Deep cut, joint of my finger, it was glued 10 days ago, bandage off, wound had been reopened, now scarring across the gap, too late for stitches? Scar
Radical orchadectomy.Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss.Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
Signs of wound infection? Busted my knuckle open 2 days ago, and now the wound oozes yellow fluid and has orange crust
Purple open wound started as blisters behind ear crease very infected. Now it's going up my head and through mastoid bone. Very painful and oozing
Had stab wound. Staples removed. Now It has stopped bleeding. Wound looks closed. Should I stop putting a dressing/gauze on it?
Probably: At this stage, most healing has taken place and the wound strength is fine. You need a dressing only to absorb secretions if there are any, but if this is not happening, you can leave it uncovered. ...Read more
Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it? The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP . I think You need blood tests , cultures of the wound , possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...Read more
Had an infected sebaceous cyst removed 2 wks ago. No stitches; daily dressings. Has been healing well. Suddenly, I notice redness around the wound. ?
Recently had full nail removal. On upper toe near nailbed is now cluster of tiny blisters that become open wounds, hurt&itch. They're spreading :(?
See your doctor: There could be several reasons for this problem. You need to go back to the doctor who removed your toe nail ...Read more
Had closed rhinoplasty 5days ago. right tip outer skin surface close to my inside stitches is very painful when touching. if stitch is infected, wha?
Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more
1 yo w/ wound on chin that was glued shut 4 days ago. Er cleaned, glued/steri strip it shut. Glue gone, it reopened, not bleeding. He need stitches?
Cut my thumb Wednesday night w pocket knife thumb swollen see tendons when bandaid is off wound not closing still bleeding cold2 touch hand very weak
Deep puncture on palm from cat scratch from 2 weeks ago. Still bruised but no pus. My dr doesn't know why its still bruised. Took antibiotics?
Blood collection: You may have a hematoma, a collection of blood under the skin. Those sometimes take a while to resolve. ...Read more
Cut knuckle, not sure how deep, but looks bruised around cut opening and tender. bleeding stopped after 1/2 hr. butterfly suture enough?
I'M havin open wound healing of pilonoidal cyst after surgery.its been 7 mnths but it hasn't healed. Its red on surface, pains a bit and still bleeds.
Sorry, but only -: -Ur surgeon who is familiar with Ur case & with the procedure that was done. This is a question 2 ask of him/her. ...Read more
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