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Your beer will most probably not be infected. Yeast are quite aggressive at this point in the fermentation and will kill any bugs that fell in. I use vodka in my airlock. It guarantees that no bugs will get into my beer! :) I have used my sanitization solution before. Just fill your airlock to the line (usually about halfway) and you are good. Another ...
If you took a specific gravity reading before you bottled and were confident that it was at final gravity, de-gas a sample and take another gravity reading now. If it's the same, it's over-carbonated. If it's noticeably lower, then some other wild yeast or bacteria else has likely got a hold of it.
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