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Infected closed wound

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Signs of infection: Acute signs of infection include redness, swelling, pain, increase in temperature and drainage that is suggestive of pus. There are time an infected w... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possible signs: Signs of infection can include: fever, chills, nausea, vomiting. Skin changes may include increased redness, swelling, bruising, blisters or tightnes... Read More
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Wound Infection: There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors). If you ha... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Worsening.: Most wounds will appear a bit red as they heal. If this redness begins to expand, or if the area becomes progressively more tender or painful, an infe... Read More
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Surgical wound : There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors). If you ha... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Please see doctor: If you have a wound infection, covering it up without proper treatment may make it worse. Please see your doctor right away.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Cover / See the doc.: If the wound is infected, and if the infection spreads it could lead to a deep bone infections which an be quite serious. Keep the open wound covered ... Read More
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
Always cover: Any type of wound should be covered. It helps keep the wound bed moist which will help with healing. If you think the wound looks infected then you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: A clear discharge from a wound is not likely to be an infection. However if you see cloudy discharge, redness or swelling around a wound it can be a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
The Smith Papyrus: Dating to 1650bc this ancient egyptian document was devoted to wound healing and trauma and included the use of honey (we now use specialy prepared ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
The hairs: Won't be infected, but could affect the wound. Best to keep hair out of a wound but if it is there it doesn't guarantee the wound will become infecte... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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No: No. You just have a normal respnse to the surures
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Principles of: treatment of infection are adequate surgical drainage, systemic antibiotics, local care, and treatment of underlying conditions. A lot depends upon s... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Generally stay open: Infection may delay healing.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cellulitis: Symptoms of skin infection include increased redness, swelling, tenderness, prolonged healing, warmth and/or drainage.

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