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can cuts be infected?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Any break in the skin can become infected.

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When will the doctors cut the cord?

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What are the differences between tearing and being cut?

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if i want as much advice as i can get on infected cuts, please?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infections.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Use good wound care to prevent infections. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. Get care for any significant infection.
Jul 23, 2014
United Kingdom
A male asked:

Hi Dr, I've got some cuts from falling off my bike, I'm not sure if they're getting infected?

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Redness: Look for redness,swellling,warmth,pain or drainage of pus at sites. These would indicate infection.

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