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Infection and Clinical Attire

POSTED ON February 10, 2014  - POSTED IN wound care, Wound infections

clinical wound care

The possibility of cross contamination from clothing to wound has been a recent debate.

While a sterile environment is a large part of a healing for a wound, the details surrounding how sterile a clinician’s clothing is has long been debated. Although clinicians are required to maintain a certain level of cleanliness, many travel from home to their workplace wearing their scrubs, exposing their garb to the elements and the public, where certain airborne diseases are more than likely present. So, how large of a role does one’s clothing affect infection rates?

How to Tell if Your Toe is Infected

POSTED ON January 27, 2014  - POSTED IN Infection, Wound infections

infected toe

An infected toe can lead to symptoms throughout the body.

Toes can have a number of problems – from poor circulation to ingrown toenails, there are so many issues our furthest appendages can develop. Here are some signs that you may have an infected toe:

Fever. Believe it or not, a fever is your body’s way of telling you that it is trying to fend off an infection. Although many fevers may be due to imbalances in internal bodily systems, a fever can ravage your body due to a particularly nasty toe infection.

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