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Do you think it would be possible to cure an infected person?

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Hey guys, so I've recently thought about this.
What if you were actually able to stop an infection if you were to act fast and had the proper medical supplies?
Now, I did not study medicine, but here's what I understand:
1. After someone was bitten by an infected zombie, the zombie sinks their teeth in a victim's skin, causing a wound and bacteria from their mouth and saliva to get into the wound.
2. Infection is never instant in a real-life situation. If you have, say, experience in medicine, have the proper medical supplies and perhaps even a doctor near you, a real-life infection could be cured almost instantly.
Now, if you were infected and had so much experience and expertise in medicine, and acted fast, do you think you'd be able to cure your infection?
As soon as you get bitten and kill the zombie, you clean your wound with a medicinal towel, then pour a lot of peroxide on the wound, clean it again and swallow some anti-bacterial pills (I'm not sure those exist) and do whatever you can with the medicine you have to get cured.
So, what do you think? Vote in the poll and then post your opinion.

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  • @Gvazdas said: Technically, the germ (bacteria) could be cured by peroxide or other healing aids that kill any kind of bacteria. So amputation wouldn't be necessary if healed quick enough.

    It would be nice to think that, and it actually makes sense I guess. I'm not a medical person, so all I know of this is what I've read in the comics. There, the only cure was a quick amputation. If it were possible to save someone from a bite EP3 would have been actually bearable :(

  • @Rock114 said: It would be nice to think that, and it actually makes sense I guess. I'm not a medical person, so all I know of this is what I've read in the comics. There, the only cure was a quick amputation. If it were possible to save someone from a bite EP3 would have been actually bearable :(


    Yes. It would be actually really awesome if Clementine had this and she could be cured. Maybe she gets infected but meets a doctor and gets treated immediately?

  • @Bashtee said: It's not about medical supplies, but if you can cut of the bitten part fast enough.


    No, no, you're not understanding me. Read my previous posts again if you can.
    The infected bacteria can be neutralized and killed with certain meds (such as peroxide, I have had a huge wound on my leg which could have been infected but I treated it asap with a bottle of peroxide and medicinal cloth.

  • Everyone's infected. Zombie bites are gross and nasty and can cause completely unrelated infections. Human mouths are already really disgusting petri dishes of grossness, more than a lot of other mammals like dogs (no matter how often you brush your teeth, you're just that gross).

    So dying causes you to rise from the dead as a zombie.

    And bites cause blood infections and kill you unless you can stop the infection from spreading. But no one really has antibiotics in the apocalypse, so that's why you might as well cut off the limb.

  • if it was like resident evil zombies then yes (anti virus), I havn't read the comics for TWD so I don't know the story past season 2 of the show but I wouldn't think so, should be that when it hits your blood stream It's game over

  • @Gvazdas said: Hey guys, so I've recently thought about this.
    What if you were actually able to stop an infection if you were to act fast and had the proper medical supplies?
    Now, I did not study medicine, but here's what I understand:
    1. After someone was bitten by an infected zombie, the zombie sinks their teeth in a victim's skin, causing a wound and bacteria from their mouth and saliva to get into the wound.
    2. Infection is never instant in a real-life situation. If you have, say, experience in medicine, have the proper medical supplies and perhaps even a doctor near you, a real-life infection could be cured almost instantly.
    Now, if you were infected and had so much experience and expertise in medicine, and acted fast, do you think you'd be able to cure your infection?
    As soon as you get bitten and kill the zombie, you clean your wound with a medicinal towel, then pour a lot of peroxide on the wound, clean it again and swallow some anti-bacterial pills (I'm not sure those exist) and do whatever you can with the medicine you have to get cured.
    So, what do you think? Vote in the poll and then post your opinion.

    I think all that is a good idea but will not make any difference. At best, maybe, and I mean maybe, the infection rate will be slowed down a small amount. The best medicine in what Morgan said "don't you get bit!".

  • no amount of disinfectant pored onto a zombie bite will kill all the virus, there would be thousands of the virus cells just hanging out under the thousands of dead cells, its why antibiotics are important

  • @bazenji said: Everyone's infected. Zombie bites are gross and nasty and can cause completely unrelated infections. Human mouths are already really disgusting petri dishes of grossness, more than a lot of other mammals like dogs (no matter how often you brush your teeth, you're just that gross).

    So dying causes you to rise from the dead as a zombie.

    And bites cause blood infections and kill you unless you can stop the infection from spreading. But no one really has antibiotics in the apocalypse, so that's why you might as well cut off the limb.


    I know. Once again, question was if someone could get saved from a zombie bite and survive without turning (or dying under a different context)/.

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