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Re: [IP] site infection (?)

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, catherine popper wrote:

> My doc said if a site is infected you'll know because
> it's white hot to the touch and very painful. I took a
> site out yesterday and there's a little red mound
> there and it hurts. Is this the brink of an infection
> and should I wait it out, or is this when I start the
> antibiotics?

Our endo recommends hot packs at least twice a day and if it does not
improve immediately to seek medical attention. Topical antibiotics do
nothing, don't waste your time. If things don't look better see the doc
for oral meds.
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