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Open Wound Infected Now Bruised
I have an open wound (freeze burn) and I have got my own feces in it (don't ask). It happened 3 hours ago, could it be infected now or later?
Yes it could.: Probably advisable to have it evaluated and cleansed and bandaged so this won't happen again. ...Read more
father had a blown vein from a hospital stay. He is now in a rehab ctr, and it looks worse. Infected, open wound. Chrmn's village doesn't seem to care?
See below: Visit your father frequently and ask to speak to the nursing staff and/or physicians in charge if you have any concern about the treatment being given. The staff will be more attentive when they know a family member is actively involved in your fathers care. Ask if the center has a Patient Advocate you can speak with. Each state also has a Long-Term Care Ombudsman to investigate complaints. ...Read more
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?
I've woke up with scabby flakey skin in my armpit, it's quite sore and tender now I've wiped away the skin, and it's a open wound now..
Unlikely: If it did every kid who picks his nose would get the terrible disease. There are a number of natural body defenses that prevent such things from occurring. ...Read more
If HIV positive blood was on a surface, could someone get infected if they touched it with an open wound? How long does HIV live for outside the body?
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens name would anybody touch somebody's blood on a surface with their own open wound? A very improbable scenario. But the answer to your question is that this is possible. ...Read more
I heard that if you have a cold sore and touch it and then touch an open wound that the wound will get infected. Is this true?
Red and warm: If there is redness and warmth around the wound and you smell an odor it is probably infected. That being said they should be seen by a physician so that they can get on antibiotics. ...Read more
Wound: The longer a wound is open, the greater the risk of an infection. Prompt and correct closure of a wound is the best way to avoid an infection. Even with prompt closure, however, there remains a risk that a wound can become infecrted. ...Read more
Odor not always bad: An important part of wound healing is inflammation so the wound area gets red, hot, swollen, tender. There will be drainage. Since this drainage is organic, it loses its blood supply and will putrefy (rot). This is absolutely normal and part of healing wounds. Unless the wound is getting worse, the odor is meaningless. Clean it gently, keep covered with clean dressings changed every other day. ...Read more
My foot has been infected and is leakin fluids from in between my pinky toe but is getting better but how do I close the open wound between toes?
Go back: To your dr. The wound may not be healing. ...Read more
Someone handshaked with me with a new open wound and blood on hand. I also have a cut on hand. His health is unknown. Do I need to test for HIV and HCV? What's the possibility to get infected?
No risk, no worry: Nobody ever gets blood borne infections from exposures like this. You would have to have a fresh cut of your own, which came in direct contact with wet blood from the other person's cut. This is nothing to worry about. You don't need testing. ...Read more
Can touching a tire that may have been driven over roadkill infect an open wound several days later?
I picked skin (side of nose.)it started to bleed and now is what looks like an open cut w/ a bruise. What should I do to make it heal faster? It's ugly
Nasal injury: Put a little bit of aquaphor on it three times a day and try not to touch it too much and it should heal pretty quickly! ...Read more
Zits in armpits? One particular zit is like a pimple that won't go away and is tender and feels like a constant open wound.
Infections: Armpits are common places to get skin infections. Most skin infections do not clear on their own. They need to be treated. ...Read more
Blister is hard, red and tender when touched. Not open wound. Inside vaginal lips. Just 1. Can it be friction or bc I’m getting sick? 1 sex partner
Vaginal blister:pain: At age 21, the blister is not likely to be caused by "friction", unless very prolonged sexual activity has depleted natural lubrication. Even with "one sexual partner", if that partner has had other sexual experiences, it may be a viral ulcer (blister). This may persist for a week or so, and if it does, you should see a physician for tests to be done. ...Read more
Bump on the side of my heel. I think it appeared aftr I got glass in my foot a few yrs ago. Now it hurts/is bigger/looks bruised. Doesn't seem infected?
2nd toe has perm pins to straighten. 2wks ago I dinged the tip. Swelling & bruising gone, but now red, tightly swollen on joint below nail. Infected?
Inflammatory Rx.: There is no need to wonder if, and, or but. The toe has been traumatized and there is a potential for some serious complications. Get to the surgeons office and have it evaluated. Swelling could mean fracture, crack, infection or something else. To remove all doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more
I've a small open cut on my toe. Yesterday some sand got in to it and I tried to clean most of it. (From the beach). Is it going to be infected? Ther
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Peroxide/ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Maybe: See podiatrist foe evaluation and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
HIV: In general HIV virus requires bloody secretions to survive and chances to get virus transmission from non-bloody saliva is very very small. It also depends on a persons viral load, for example person with HIV but who is compliant with their medication regimen usually have very low viral load and may not be contagious at all ...Read more
How rare is it for someone to get HIV from kissing with an open cut in thier to get infected. If you only frenched kissed twice but barley tongue?
Cut in mouth 4 days ago at bottom of lower lip & base of gums; white-ish; pain is increasing; bottom of chin is now tender. Infected and/or spreading?
Pain: Yes you may have developed an infection. You need to see your doctor ...Read more
Spider bite on inside rt ankle bone swelled from heel to Achilles now is slight bruising next to bite no sign of infect maybe bruised bc of work boot?
Maybe, but...: Go see your physician. Brown recluse spider bites, for example, can progress greatly, It's even more important if you're diabetic or have some additional medical issues. So, be safe: get examined if you have a spider bite. There are times when you need to have the area removed, drained, or treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
If you get urine in your eye, mouth, or in any type of cut/open sore on your skin, can you get an STD from that? If the urine has no trace of blood in it, but still makes contact with an open cut from an infected persons urine?
Here are some. ..: The agents to cause STDs have their own unique fastidiousness of survival and growth. Therefore, contacting with STDs does not mean contracting them. Contracting them doesn't mean developing the symptoms or lesions of STD due to personal immune defense ability. Of course, avoiding contacts is the best means to avoid STDs. So, beware to practice safe sex and get tested timely if in high risk. ...Read more