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How can you treat an infected cut at home?

How can you treat an infected cut at home?

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

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Wound Infection (Definition)

The following types of wounds are more likely to become infected: bites, punctures, crushing injuries, dirty wounds, wounds on the feet, and wounds that ...Read more


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What do you do if you have an infected cut?

See a doctor: If it is at the point that you know it is infected see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What are signs of an infected cut on the lip?

Pain: The signs of infection are pain, burning, swelling, pus, bad odor discharge, and or fever. Seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more

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If I have an infected cut on my leg, what is the best way to cure it?

If I have an infected cut on my leg, what is the best way to cure it?

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 more

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Looks like I have an infected cut on my leg, how treat it without seeing a doctor?

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

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How do I treat an infected cut in my vagina? With over-the-counter things?

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

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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?

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?

Lymphangitis: sound like you may have an infection in your hand which spread through lymphatic into your axilla area. Definitely see a doctor asap or go to ER or urgent care center ...Read more