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I had proteus wound infection and have had joint problems since can the infection be the cause. And will this cause any longterm problems to my health?

I had proteus wound infection and have had joint problems since can the infection be the cause. And will this cause any longterm problems to my health?

Proteus: This is an unusual cause of wound infection, and is often a contaminant in cultures because of its ability to overgrow other bacteria. It is unlikely to be related to joint problems and you should see a doctor about the cause of these. The wound infection should not have long-term effects if it has been adequately eradicated.. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

Common: Proteus mirabilis is often found as a cause of urinary tract infection. Because the bug produces a urease enzyme, the urea in the urine is metabolized into ammonia. This will make the ph of the urine alkaline and can be associated with urinary tract calculi (stones). ...Read more

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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if I give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

What if I give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

Oral sex and UTI: If you have oral sex with a person with a uti, you will not get a uti. The most common cause of a UTI in a woman is by having bacteria entering the bladder through the urethra. That would not happen during oral sex. ...Read more

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I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

Not to worry: Although Proteus is a true infection, the likelihood of the bacteria entering the bloodstream is minimal. Antibiotics can typically steriize the urine within 24 hours, however, Proteus can be associated with kidney stones. It is important to rule out a kidney stone with an ultrasound of the kidney. If a stone is present, the bacteria can shed especially if they are resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could proteus mirabilis infect my throat or mouth? I had it in my vagina. My husband has it too. I gave him oral before I knew he had it. Could it be in my mouth or throat since it was in my vagina

Could proteus mirabilis infect my throat or mouth? I had it in my vagina. My husband has it too. I gave him oral before I knew he had it. Could it be in my mouth or throat since it was in my vagina

Possibly: Sounds reasonable and I would suggest that you both see your family physician for cultures and if both of you show up positive, usually a medicine like Amoxicillin with get rid of the germ. ...Read more

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What's a wound infection caused by?

What's a wound infection caused by?

Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections. ...Read more

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What should I do about a wound infection?

What should I do about a wound infection?

With any: Infection, treatment in general is local treatment with adequate drainage and removal of dead tissue if necessary, and systemic treatment with antibiotics to control spread of infection to adjacent tissue. You should really consult your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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What increases risk of a wound infection?

What increases risk of a wound infection?

Wound infection: Many factors which include: the type of wound; the circumstances in which the wound developed (especially traumatic wounds); the length of time that you had the wound; underlying illnesses like diabetes or poor blood flow; the lack of care of the wound. These are just a few of the major things that can increase the risk of a wound infection. ...Read more

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In what way is a severe wound infection treated?

Antibiotics: The wound should be seen by a physician. It may need to be opened and drained to get rid of the source of the infection followed by wound care to allow good healing. Patients are usually initially started on antibiotics to help clear the infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wound infection?

What is the definition or description of: Wound infection?

Colonization.: A wound is said to be infected when micro organisms have begun to colonize within the wound and have impeded the normal wound healing processes. This disruption of the wound healing can range from a delay in healing to a total breakdown of the wound. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections.
Consider infection if there is pain, redness, odor, drainage, lack of healing over a reasonable time period, and any changes in the wound that are negative (enlarging, change in color of the tissue, etc.) ...Read more

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What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

See below: Please refer to nursing home for the policy and procedure for notifying and managing wound care infection and treatment. Every nursing home has different policy and if you have questions or concerns about it, please contact unit manager or supervisor. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible surgical wound infection?

What can I do about possible surgical wound infection?

See the doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have a surgical wound infection?

What should I do if I think I have a surgical wound infection?

See the surgeon: So that the surgical wound can be examined. It may need to be opened in addition to using antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What is better to put on a small wound infection, neosporin or bacitracin?

What is better to put on a small wound infection, neosporin or bacitracin?

Either one is: Ok, but main thing is adequate drainage and mechanical cleansing, systemic antibiotics if necessary. Topical ointment is probably of much lesser significance. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Could it be possible a gunshot wound infection to appear after 10-11 hours?

Could it be possible a gunshot wound infection to appear after 10-11 hours?

Unlikely: Usually it would take 2 to 3 days before you see significant signs resulting from an infected wound. ...Read more

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I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

See your doctor: Yeast in my practice generally isn't the cause of infection. Go be evaluated by your wound doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for a wound infection?

What should I do for a wound infection?

See doctor: Is this a surgical wound or a traumatic wound from an injury? See your surgeon if it is after surgery. See a family doctor or emergency room if it is an infected wound from injury, accident, or burn. Wash and keep the are clean if it is not too deep. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wound infection?

Tests for infection: In order to treat an infection in a wound, a clinician must correctly diagnose an infection. A culture should be taken of any wound that may be infected before empirical antibiotics are administered. There are proper ways to perform a culture: for example, using the levine technique. This insures a more accurate method of determining an infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a wound infection?

Pain, redness, pus: If a wound gets infected, you will usually see swelling of the wound, redness developing around the wound and spreading outwards, and increased pain with the wound. Eventually when the pus builds up enough inside the wound in can open spontaneously and start drainage out, but this is usually later in the process. You can also get body symptoms such as fevers and fatigue in big infections. ...Read more

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How to treat wound infection?

How to treat wound infection?

Several things: The wound needs to be cleaned, dead tissue or foreign body removed (debridement), any pus which is present needs to be drained, an extremity with an infected wound may be immobilized (splint). Of course antibiotics, directly on the wound (such as triple antibiotic ointment), orally (often keflex or doxycycline), or even intravenously, if serious. Plus several other measures, nutrition, etc ...Read more

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How effective is a wound vac for a wound infection?

Not used alone!: A wound vac in itself, is not used for a wound infection. However, combined with the appropriate antibiotics and debridement of dead/macerated tissue, the wound vac helps in preventing the pooling of body fluids within the wound site, minimizing the progression of an infection. ...Read more

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What should I do about a small puncture wound infection?

What should I do about a small puncture wound infection?

See a doctor: This can get out of control quickly. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear after surgery?

How long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear after surgery?

Variable: An post-operative wound infection can manifest anytime within 24 hours to even weeks later if a foreign body such as un-dissolved suture material remains. ...Read more

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Why is a gunshot wound infection so deadly?

Why is a gunshot wound infection so deadly?

NotSoMuch: The severity of a gsw is related to the structures injured in the course of the bullet; there is nothing intrinsically dangerous about the bullet, which is actually sterile (in contrast to tv shows, we do not remove bullets unless they are in harms way). A wound infection is no more dangerous from a gsw than any other wound except for any foreign material present (clothing, etc). ...Read more

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Would cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat wound infection?

Would cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat wound infection?

Depends on site: Of wound and bacteria that caused infection. Most skin infections are caused by staph or strep, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be effective, but not always. If it is a surgical wound that got infected after GI or gu surgery, the bacteria could be gram negative. But the proper treatment always includes adequate surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What doctor to go to for suspected wound infection?

What doctor to go to for suspected wound infection?

Depends: If it is a surgical wound, go back to the surgeon. If it is from some sort of trauma an emergency medicine doctor, internist or any type of surgeon should be able to treat a noncomplicated wound infection. ...Read more

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How can I handle a wound infection after back surgery?

Get help ASAP: Start with the surgeon for help on this or seek out a wound care specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of wound infection?

See surgeon: The area needs to be evaluated cleaned or even derided to remove revitalized tissue and then packed and monitored for progress. Culture and appropriate antibiotics amy be necessary. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Need to see a doctor: You might need a prescription for an antibiotic. In addition to this, wound care with soap and water is important. ...Read more

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What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

Culture: Have it evaluated. A culture will be able to determine the diagnosis. Have it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What would be the appropriate therapy for a surgical wound infection?

Proper evaluation: The appropriate treatment will depend on what the wound needs. Sometimes partial opening is necessary with clean out and good wound care, while other times antibiotics alone can do it. You must get a proper evaluation from your surgeons office to determine what is needed. ...Read more

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What the signs of a wound infection?

What the signs of a wound infection?

Red, drainage, fever: If a wound has redness, warm to touch, purilent yellow/green drainage, fever, increasing pain, or just fails to heal as expected. ...Read more

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How do I take care of a small wound infection?

If you need to ask: If this is severe enough that you need to ask or your decision causes anxiety I would seek medical care pronto. On the flip side you might be looking to treat a wound that is only inflamed not infected if you self treat that with antibiotics you are over treating. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like wound infection go away quickly?

Do symptoms like wound infection go away quickly?

Depends: Most wound infections are treated with antibiotics and resolve fairly quickly, a few days, depending on the type of bacteria that is causing the infection, the blood supply to the infected area, and the depth of the infection. If the depth of the infection is through the fascia or into the bone it may take weeks to months to clear. ...Read more

Dr. Bret Boyle
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Wound Infection (Definition)

A condition in which germs have got into the area where the skin is broken. There may be infection in a small area around the edge, or in the whole wound site, or spreading further. Surgical wound infections are also ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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