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what skin infections can happen if a knife is used to remove skin nodules?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Skin infection: Anything on the knife or on the skin can be tracked into the open wound and cause infection, especially if there wasn't appropriate hygiene practiced before. If there is redness/swelling/pain to the area, see your doctor. Common organisms would be strep and staph (including mrsa).

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