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Can I tell me how I can prevent infection in cut on my bum?

Can I tell me how I can prevent infection in cut on my bum?

Cleanliness/Godlines: This would depend where on your bum the infection might be and what caused it. Overall, keeping wounds clean (good old soap and water), dry and free from soilage is the best protection. Watch for signs and symptoms of infection: fever, pain, redness, heat at the site, drainage and seek medical attention if any of these occur. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can you tell me how to prevent infection of a cut?

Can you tell me how to prevent infection of a cut?

Clean with: Non perfumed soap and water daily, keep moist not wet with antibiotic ointment and covered until healed. Prevent reinjury and DON'T leave it "open to the air". ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent an infection in a cut?

Are there any good ways to prevent an infection in a cut?

Heal it fast: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can you prevent infections in cuts?

How can you prevent infections in cuts?

Clean/ tetanus: Wash the wound well with warm water and soap. What is your tetanus status. If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years- than you need another tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Cut my leg on a barnacle in palm river (Tampa fl). It's not the cleanest of places. What type of infections can arise & how can I prevent them?

Cut my leg on a barnacle in palm river (Tampa fl). It's not the cleanest of places. What type of infections can arise & how can I prevent them?

If: The cut is shallow and the bleeding has stopped, place a sterile dressing with Neomycin/Polysporin ointment available at the drug store. Keep the bandage dry and change it daily.
If the cut is deep, you should have a tetanus booster as well. ...Read more

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Is it easy to catch hep c or any other blood infection? And if have cuts on hands would percent be higher what could I do to prevent from getting it

Is it easy to catch hep c or any other blood infection? And if have cuts on hands would percent be higher what could I do to prevent from getting it

Be careful: You can catch hep c from needle exposures or blood contact. You should not exposed cuts or open sores on your body to other peoples blood or secretions. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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How can I prevent staff infection?

Hand washing: We all have some staph on our skin, nostrils, groin etc. To prevent picking up pathogenic types, you should wash hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol gel. Chrlorhexidine is more effective, but I would recommend talking to your doctor before taking more steps. ...Read more

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How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

Depends on cause: If you know the cause if the UTI, you can prevent, may be even cure it. Causes/risks: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (eg. Alkali soap) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Some prevention on your part includes: minimizing risk of getting an STD, avoid holding your urine, drink ample fluids during the day, and voiding after intimacy ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I got out of the shower, I smothered the area with bacitracin. What else should I do to prevent infection?

What do you suggest if I got out of the shower, I smothered the area with bacitracin. What else should I do to prevent infection?

What area?: Do you have a lesion of some sort. There is not enough information to try to answer this question. ...Read more

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How likely is infection after amputation? I'm very worried about infection after my amputation. How common is it and how can I prevent it? .

How likely is infection after amputation? I'm very worried about infection after my amputation. How common is it and how can I prevent it? .

Likely: Superficial infections of the incision site are unfortunately not uncommon. The key to prevention is aggressive wound management. Make sure that nothing is rubbing on the incision and that the wound is not gapping. Keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent infections on my gums?

What should I do to prevent infections on my gums?

Daily care: Proper daily home care is your best bet, that means brushing twice a day with Fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and possibly even using mouthwash if desired. A regular check up and cleaning every 6 months will make sure nothing is getting out of control. You dentist or hygienist can review with you proper technique for brushing and flossing. Best of luck! Stay practical with the regimen. ...Read more

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How should I prevent eye infection?

How should I prevent eye infection?

Presuming you are: Thinking of conjunctivitis, "pink eye". Wash hands frequently if around people, stay away from those with infections. Overall just good general hygeine. ...Read more

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Does garlic help you prevent infection?

Does garlic help you prevent infection?

Maybe: Garlic has been used for many medicinal purposes over centuries. One of those has been to fight infection. Although it has been shown to have antibiotic properties in petri dishes in laboratories, evidence that it's an effective way to prevent or treat infections in people is lacking. Nevertheless, people use it and swear by it. Evidence that it may help prevent certain cancers is stronger. ...Read more

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How to cure and prevent virginal infection?

Pelvic Exam: Get a pelvic exam by your physician and get treated if there is an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for saunas prevent infections?

A sauna like...: ...You might find in a health club? No. They don't prevent infection. ...Read more

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Does wearing pantyliners cause or prevent infections?

Does wearing pantyliners cause or prevent infections?

Neither: Pantyliners may diminish the amount of moisture accumulating in the perineum (the area of the labia and vaginal opening), and by doing so, diminish the irritation to the soft tissues, thus minimizing the chances of infection, but this is theoretical. They certainly do not cause infections. ...Read more

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Can taking regular showers prevent you from getting infections?

Probably not: Showering and bathing are for appearance, comfort, lifestyle, and smelling sweet, not primarily for health reasons. It won't make any significant difference in risk of infections or any other health problems. ...Read more

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