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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
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 more
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
What to do if my armpit that I can feel but it is sore like my arm. I have a fever right now too, and also a small infected cut on my knuckle. Could?
Infections: Infections can be deadly. They are nothing to 'endure' or to wait for healing. They need antibiotics and then possible wound or skin care. Please go see your family doctor. ...Read more
Is my finger infected? Cut it today on piece of glass opening a broken window Its a bit swollen and it hurts to bend it. There's a white dot in middle.
Cut finger: If you can't bend your finger, you may have severed a tendon from the glass. Go to the ER to check it out ...Read more
Don't do that: If you allow the infection to proceed without physician oversight and appropriate testing and antibiotic treatment you may be facing long term intravenous antibiotic therapy and possible surgery for infections of the bone (osteomyelitis). The few dollars you spend now will be only a fraction of your costs should this develop. Please get treated asap. ...Read more
I cut my self deep with the razor and been treatin the wound with polysporin+gauze+alcohol and it look like it has pus. How do I know it infect?
Is it safe to drink with antibiotics? I am taking a course to clear up an infected cut but am going to a wedding at the weekend and would like to make the most of the free bar!?
Do I need oral antibiotics for a minor infected cut? It's been a week. There skin is pink and hard around the cut with pimples.
I have an infected cut on leg, started antibiotics last night. Stood all day leg redness has spread. No fever. Should I seek further evaluation?
Cellulitis: Yes, please see your physician ASAP or visit an urgent care center for evaluation. If there is pus, a culture may be done. Make sure your antibiotics will cover MRSA. Keflex won't be sufficient in this case. Infection is much more serious when a person has a suppressed immune system. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Doxycycline are first line treatment for MRSA when Keflex fails. Any abscesses need to be drained. ...Read more
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
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
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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