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What Does A Infected Cut Look Like
I cut my self deep with the razor and been treatin the wound with polysporin+gauze+alcohol and it look like it has pus. How do I know it infect?
Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut like two days ago and the laceration will not heal and looks like it's infected. WhAt should I do ?
See a professional: If it looks infected you should see a doctor. Urgent care will be less expensive than an emergency department, primary care will be less expensive than urgent care. Make sure you are keeping the wound clean and covered, antibiotic ointment may help, but you may need oral antibiotics as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my cat that bit me had rabies wouldn't the cut look and get badly infected? The cut is completely healed now. Should i be concerned?
Not necessarily: The rabies infection would be independent of anything that causes a local wound infection; when you develop symptoms from rabies, it's already too late for treatment. Rabies has a 99.99% fatality rate if untreated. If there is any chance the cat had rabies, you need to discuss with a doctor about evaluation. ...Read more
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