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What Does Infection Look Like Incision
Infected: Red, swollen, tender, pus drainage. Google images has wound infection images for your reference. If it is of any help, infections in the anterior neck are rare. Go see your surgeon right away. He may start you on oral antibiotics of there is a concern. In the meantime, drink orange juice or take vitamin c and zinc tablets to speed up the wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Can i get pain meds for an incision infection even though i've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.
Does anyone recommend Mederma for scars? I just had neck surgery . The incision is healed good and no infection. It's just not looking very good.
Scar creams: I am not an advocate of scar creams unless the scar is truly showing signs of hypertrophy. Simple massage with vit e oil is 'good enough' in my book. If you're convinced the cream is needed, i suggest you use it on half of your scar and just moisturizer on the other half and see for yourself if it really makes a difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm almost 6wks pp from a c-section & above the incision is red and swollen but not painful. Feels tender like a bruise. Is it an infection?
Couldn't say: This is definitely something you should see your ob/gyn doctor for, he/she can tell wether an infection is present or if it is part of the healing process. If not happy with their answer, or keeps getting worse, seek a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I had a bunionectomy 3 months ago. Incision won't heal completely and is very painful. How can I tell if pin is causing infection?
See surgeon: Please see your surgeon about this asap -- there is no reliable self-diagnosis about this one. Infection is very possible. You may need xrays also. Do you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet? Problems like these can impact wound healing, but it should be well on its way by now. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 30 days post thyroidectomy however my incision has been partially reopened due to infection. I'm planning on taking my boys to King's Island tomorrow is it safe for me to ride the rides?
I have an infection in my incision & pus was yellow but it changed to green.What does green signify?
Infection: That usually means you are getting an infection in the incision. Please see your doctor as soon as you can. In the meantime keep changing the bandages, so you can tell if it is getting worse. If it is please go to the emergency room after calling your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have yellowish-white drainage if I squeeze an incision that has healed over, surgery was in February, is this an infection?
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