The most common types of infections are bacterial infections, viral infections, and wound infections. Without proper treatment, an infection like these can lead to long-lasting, serious medical problems.
If prescribed medication for a viral or bacterial infection is not effective, seek further medical help. If the symptoms become increasingly harsh, a visit to the ER may be necessary.
Typically, a wound becomes infected when not treated or cared for properly. An infected wound is one with multiple of the following characteristics:
- Pus drainage from the wound.
- Swollen, red area around the wound.
- A red streak branching out from the wound.
- Fever accompanying the above symptoms.