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Can redness around a wound always mean infection?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

No. Slight redness is expected and is due to inflammatory response. However if it is spreading and sometimes accompanied with fever then it is infection and should be treated as such with appropriate antibiotics.

Answered Jan 3, 2020



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