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A 21-year-old female asked:

Are my self-harm cuts infected? they are a day old, there is redness, bit of swelling, didn't notice puss.picture: http://i41.tinypic.com/90cahj.jpg

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Unlikely: These do not appear to be infected and only in the process of being inflamed as a result of the damage you have done. The scars suggest you have done this before. You are very seriously mentally ill and in need of urgent help. Please seek psychiatric assistance immediately.
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Last updated May 13, 2013


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