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A 31-year-old member asked:

how to tell if a cut is infected?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Red? Swollen?: Pus ? Increased tenderness? Red streaks? Fever? If you believe that you have an infection please seek medical evaluation. Take care.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cellulitis: Symptoms of skin infection include increased redness, swelling, tenderness, prolonged healing, warmth and/or drainage.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How to know if a cut is infected?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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With what?: Cats carry bacteria in their mouths which can infect people, their stools may carry toxoplasmosis and other parasites but the cat seldom is affected adversely by these or shows symptoms. If you are concerned about what could be transmitted to you either get rid of the animal or have a veterinarian examine and test for risk-factors.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How'd you know if a cut is infected or getting infected?

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Signs: Signs of infection include, redness, pain, swelling, pus, or a draining wound.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What do you do if you have an infected cut?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: If it is at the point that you know it is infected see a doctor for treatment.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

How can I tell if a cut is infected? And how can I tell of its spread to my bloodstream?

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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Symtomps: It is up to inflammatory markers you can tell is there local infection , means redness , pus, tenderness , fever.Blood stream infection make you more sick, some times leads to severe sepsis
A 49-year-old member asked:

I don't know how to tell if a cut is infected, what should I do?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Red? Warm? Swollen?: Tender? Painful? Red streaks? Pus? If you think you may have an infected cut recommend medical eval. Take care.

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