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How can i tell if the stitches in my finger are getting infected?

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Dr. Jon Krook answered

Specializes in General Surgery

If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.

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Dr. Payman Danielpour answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Generally speaking, a wound is infected if it looks "angry". Redness that is persistent and worsening. Swelling that is worsening and very tender to touch. If the infection remains untreated the wound may open or loosen and pus may be expressed from the wound.

Answered May 29, 2017

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