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My 4yr old son has 3 staples in his head from a injury at the pool. is it normal that pus is oozing from the wound?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No!: See you primary doctor asap or if not immediately available, go to the emergency room or an advanced urgent care for evaluation. If the fluid is truly.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: Check with the physician who placed these staples, or an urgent care center. A clean wound should not drain pus.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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