A 19-year-old male asked:
I have a cut that healed wrong and looks infected, do i need to get that fixed?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
At least evaluated!: Regardless of how vague the phrase "healed wrong" is, the fact that it "looks infected" is more than enough to recommend at least getting it evaluated by a healthcare professional- depending on the type of cut and the severity of infection, you may risk either getting a serious blood infection or disfigurement.
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Last updated Jan 19, 2017
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