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Prevent Infection Cut
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
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
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
Want to know how to prevent an infection after a cut/injury. Is using the band-aid disinfectant foaming stuff good to use?
Keep the area...: ...Clean and dry. The best infection prevention is good hygiene. ...Read more
I have Amoxicillin 500MG They show to expirer Jan 2014
Cut my finger pretty bad and Pharm. said to take Amoxicillin to prevent infection
Is it safe.
No: This medication which has already expired should not be taken due to lack of desired effect and potential serious side effects. ...Read more
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?
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
Wash out: And apply pressureGet a more detailed answer ›
Your fingers: Make sure you hands are clean whenever you touch your face. Sounds simple but essential. ...Read more
I have bladder extrospy i a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?
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
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