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Weeping Leg Wound
Weeping wound. Im changing it every 3 hours, is this normal? Swab cs showed candida and staph, abx it burns skin when runs down leg:(
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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I have a some kind of bite on my leg, try so hard not to tense on picking at it or itch it. Each time the wounds open it bleeds. Now there white ring.
Unclear: first of all you need to take the initiative to not scratch. I know easier said than done. You can put alcohol on it and it will burn but will stop the itch as an old home remedy. A much better one is to pick up some benadryl cream or hydrocortisone cream to help the itch. However since this has progressed you need to have the lesion checked to see what the white ring is. Best wishes. ...Read moreGet help now ›
See your doctor: If you have a wound that is deeper than just a scratch you should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics and a tetanus booster (if you haven't had one in the past 5 years). ...Read moreGet help now ›
I cut my leg deeply while shaving. It is yellowish white now and oozes at times. What should I do? What is the best way to care for the wound?
See md: Better check with doctor right away to see if infected. Keep it covered and clean until you get there probably should cover it with gauze to absorb the drainage. ...Read moreGet help now ›
7-10 days: Depends on what your cut looks like. If it's healing appropriately and in an area not under tension, 7 days should be fine. If its under tension your body will require more time. Consult with your physician who can monitor your wound healing and guide the timing of suture removal. ...Read moreGet help now ›
See a doctor..: Superficial (small and not deep) wounds generally heal by themselves, but if you have a medical problem it may take longer and you may need help from a wound center. Some people have vascular problems, or diabetes or immune suppression...These can all stall healing. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Get Examined: Puncture wounds should be carefully managed, as the surface may heal, trapping bacteria, unwanted materials, etc. Which can get infected ; pose major problems. Through immediate cleansing is mandatory, and may need protection from tetanus or bacteria depending on cause agent. See your physician to be helped... Not a type of wound to ignore. ...Read moreGet help now ›
See a doctor: Bullet wounds are very serious and need to be treated by a doctor as soon as possible. Most bullets are still made of lead, which can make you very sick if left inside. The wound can become infected as well. I recommend immediate evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Infection?: A "bad odor" from a surgical site could be the result of an infection. Fever, an enlarging area of redness, swelling and increasing pain would also occur. You should contact your surgeon and let him know. ...Read moreGet help now ›