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Skin on arm or hand looks infected

Skin on arm or hand looks infected is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin on arm or hand looks infected are pyogenic skin infection, paronychia, and open wound of the finger. Other possible causes, such as insect bite, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin on arm or hand looks infected often receive wound care management, intravenous fluid replacement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), incision and drainage, blood culture, culture wound, application of splint and microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin on arm or hand looks infected include bactrim, cephalexin, clindamycin, vancomycin, dicloxacillin, piroxicam, chlorhexidine topical, antihemophilic factor-von willebrand factor, bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic, captopril / hydrochlorothiazide, interferon alfa-2b (intron a), pyrazinamide and cilastatin / imipenem .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin on arm or hand looks infected include .

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.8x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
0.7x
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