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What does an infected bug bite look like?

What does an infected bug bite look like?

Red and swollen: In general most bug bites don't get infected, but may become red and swollen. If they become larger than a quarter and are associated with drainage and fever, please seek attention of a physician in person. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision site look like?

What does an infected incision site look like?

Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more

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Wht does an infected cyst look like?

Wht does an infected cyst look like?

See answer: May be getting bigger, redder, swollen, possibly about to burst, more painful, may be hot/warm to touch. ...Read more

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I cut like two days ago and the laceration will not heal and looks like it's infected. WhAt should I do ?

I cut like two days ago and the laceration will not heal and looks like it's infected. WhAt should I do ?

See a professional: If it looks infected you should see a doctor. Urgent care will be less expensive than an emergency department, primary care will be less expensive than urgent care. Make sure you are keeping the wound clean and covered, antibiotic ointment may help, but you may need oral antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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What does an infected burn look like?

What does an infected burn look like?

Can have: Excessive redness, pus or a cloudy film or a thick blackness over it. Usually painful but not always. ...Read more

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If my cat that bit me had rabies wouldn't the cut look and get badly infected? The cut is completely healed now. Should i be concerned?

Not necessarily: The rabies infection would be independent of anything that causes a local wound infection; when you develop symptoms from rabies, it's already too late for treatment. Rabies has a 99.99% fatality rate if untreated. If there is any chance the cat had rabies, you need to discuss with a doctor about evaluation. ...Read more

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What does an infected tic bite look like?

Depends: It can vary, but there will typically be red and swollen. There might even be an area of pus in the center of the redness. If it doesn't spontaneously improve, then you may want to show your doctor. ...Read more

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What do infected stitches look like and can there be a fever?

What do infected stitches look like and can there be a fever?

Infected stitches: Will look red, feel hot, look swollen around them, ± pus, ±fever, increased tenderness, pain. If in doubt, see doc for suture check & treatment if infxn has set in. ...Read more