A 47-year-old male asked:
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if urine that had an uti got into an open wound, would the wound get infected?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Not necessarily. The bacteria that infect skin and urine are often not the same. Still would not advise this.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
It may...: Many people with incontinence have pressure ulcers as well. These can become infected if the urine stay on the wound.
Answered on Nov 7, 2013
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