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What Does A Infected Cut Look Like
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more
Natural Approach: An alternative to daily soap and water which can be drying or irritating to some wounds and expensive topical or oral antibiotics is to use honey. It has antibacterial properties rivaling some of today's antibiotics and has been used for centuries to heal wounds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a doctor: If the cut is infected you should see a doc. The signs of infection are redness, swelling, warmth to the touch. The cut usually gets more and more painful rather than normal decrease in pain. You may run a fever. A small amount of drainage and minimal redness in a cut may not indicate an infection. If you are worried go to a doctor as an untreated infection can be a big problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been given 10 x 1g tablets of amplicilina by a chemist for a infected cut. Is this dose to high? If the infection seems to go after a few days
To take all at once: or to take several a day at regularly spaced intervals? Need more information. ...Read more
How do I treat my infected cut my fiend screeched my neck to were there was blood cut is closed but little infected but I know dr will just give cream?
My calf is very itchy, kind of like a bad mesquito bite or infected cut kind of irritated, inflamed sort of itch, and its the tissue inside, not skin?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more