FAQ - Soft Tissue Infections
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what's the difference between Skin&Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI) and Primary&Secondary Skin Infections (PSSI)

well skin is skin soft tissue would be like your gums for example primary would be like a posion ivy infection secondary would be an infection caused by scratching does that help?  (+ info)

What's the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?

I came upon the second one while researching and was wondering whether or not they are the same thing, but I'm having trouble finding information differentiating the two. Could anyone explain the differences if there are any?

They are almost the same. Necrotizing soft tissue infections refer to severe infections of the muscles, subcutaneous fat and fascia that are multifactorial in their microbial origin (which is to say that a number of both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms contribute to the underlying etiology). Necrotizing fasciitis on the other hand is a type of necrotizing soft tissue infection that develops along the planes of the fascia and is caused by the Group A Streptococci (i.e. mostly the M1, M3 and M18 serotypes of Streptococcus pyogenes).

Therefore, necrotizing fasciitis is a type of soft tissue infection caused by a single organism. Another example in this category is myonecrosis, a soft tissue infection caused only by Clostridium perfringens.  (+ info)

What are the dangers and contraindications of massage to acute soft tissue injury, circulatory disorders, and?

fractures, thrombosis, bursutis, periostitis, myositis ossificans, infections, skin disorders, allergic conditions, risk of haemorrhage, areas of altered skin sensation

Do what snetterton says...we are not here to do your homework, you will learn nothing this way.  (+ info)

What is this bump in the soft tissue under my tongue?

Recently I noticed a slight bump in the soft tissue under my tongue. Today I looked and it has not gotten any larger, however it is a dark red color with a white dot on the top. I've tried researching but there are so many possibilities I do not know what to make of it. Can anyone put some insight to this mysterious imperfection?

oral herpes.  (+ info)

How can I accelerate healing of a soft tissue injury?

Due to improper posture sitting at the computer, I injured soft tissue in the back of my thigh. I have gone to physical therapy and had an MRI done. Doctors tell me that the wound has healed, but I still feel an incrementally stinging sensation when sitting. In fact, the pain has gone down significantly after over a year has passed. Today, the pain is confined locally to just below my left cheek around the hamstring.

I sit on a tempur-pedic pillow, regularly stretch and exercise and massage the area. Still, I feel this mild, yet uncomfortable sensation when sitting.

Would anyone have suggestions about how to accelerate the healing of whatever is causing this pain?

try stretching it will help alot. but dont try to stretch too hard because it will actually make it worse  (+ info)

What should I do for a possible soft tissue foot injury?

I hurt my foot, and I think that it is either a soft tissue foot injury or something with my meditarsal. What can I do?

Ice it, elevate it. Ace wrap for support

Have it x-rayed  (+ info)

How long for a soft tissue injury to heal?

I had a fall onto hard ground and have hurt my ribs. The doctor advised me that I probably hadn't broken a rib and it was most likely a soft tissue injury. This was over a week ago and I'm still getting quite a bit of pain.

If it's a soft tissue injury should it not be better by now? How long does it usually take for these things?

My Mum's old adage is that anything bruised will take 10 days - don't look for any improvement before then. If it's a biggie (bruised rib, rather than bruised tissue) it will take longer. It also depends on the depth of the muscle and exactly which one you've injured - if it's a small muscle a couple of weeks would be fine, but if it's one of the deeper muscles it could even take months.

Try Arnica - you can buy it in a cream that you rub on, or as little pillules that you swallow. It's a homeopathic remedy, but they have it in most pharmacies now, and it helps to reduce bruising.

If after about 2 weeks it feels as painful as it did to begin with (bearing in mind that the longer you are in pain the worse it feels as it wears down your resistance), then go to your Doctor again for a check-up, or even take yourself to A&E for an x-ray if you're really worried.  (+ info)

What is meant by there is a large amount of soft in the tissue of the right femur?

I had an MRI and report said "There is large amount of soft in the tissue with homogeneous suppression of fat. There was no abnormalities within the muscular, bony, or vascular structures." Can someone help me understand what they mean by a large amount of SOFT in the tissue?
I reread the report it says, "Ther is large amount of soft in the tissue with homogeneous suppression of fat. There is no abnormalities within the muscular, bony, or vascular structures.

It probably states soft tissue, not soft in the tissue.  (+ info)

How does a soft tissue sarcoma appear on a regular xray?

i have a mass on my finger that i had xrayed and they said it showed up as swelling in the xray, but im scared it could be a soft tissue sarcoma...what are characteristics of soft tissue sarcomas?? i have had this mass on my finger for about six months now with no pain, so the doctor said its just a tendon sheath tumor? anyone know about sarcomas or xrays?
im really worried...i know im probably just paranoid but im scared

Please take Panda's excellent advice and pursue this with a sarcoma specialist if possible. I would at least recommend a biopsy, based on my own sarcoma experience. I had a "probably nothing" lump excised from my arm, and it turned out to be Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma. The good news is that the odds are in your favor - sarcoma is very rare, so chances are your doctor is right. But it's not worth the risk to just let it go.  (+ info)

How to treat soft tissue damgage?

Is there a correct t way to treat soft tissue damage or do you just have to let it go down and go back to normal it's self? Thanks.

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