A 43-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how to treat an infected wound?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bret Boyle answered
27 years experience Wound care
The typical signs: and symptoms of wound infection are pain, swelling, increased warmth, redness of surrounding skin, with occasional malodorous and cloudy drainage. Redness alone is likely the normal inflammation associated with the healing process. If you think true infection is present, antibiotics are usually necessary as topical medications alone are less likely to be effective.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016
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