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i got cut on my leg 2 days ago, and although it's healing its red, warm, and itchy. is it infected?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible infection: Redness and warmth around a wound may signal infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination.
Answered on Sep 8, 2015
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly . . .: red and warm are two of the most common signs of infection. If it truly itches, and you have been applying a topical antibiotic ointment, the other possibility would be an allergic reaction. In either case, it really should be looked at, to better determine what 's going on, and how to treat it. Best of luck.
Answered on Sep 8, 2015

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