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What is risk of untreated foot cut infections?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Serious
An infection in the foot can be a serious problem. If untreated it can cause tissue destruction and may lead to amputation or rarely death.

In brief: Serious
An infection in the foot can be a serious problem. If untreated it can cause tissue destruction and may lead to amputation or rarely death.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Untreated cut
Any wound/cut has the potential for infection, and that can lead to further issues, such as sepsis (blood infection) and abscesses (boils).
Most cuts will heal without infection, especially with basic first aid, but if there are signs of infection, such as redness, pain pus, fever or swelling, you should see your doctor. Getting a tetanus booster is also recommended.

In brief: Untreated cut
Any wound/cut has the potential for infection, and that can lead to further issues, such as sepsis (blood infection) and abscesses (boils).
Most cuts will heal without infection, especially with basic first aid, but if there are signs of infection, such as redness, pain pus, fever or swelling, you should see your doctor. Getting a tetanus booster is also recommended.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Worse infection
Any infection can get out of control and cause other more sever issues.
Have it evaluated and treated to avoid complications.

In brief: Worse infection
Any infection can get out of control and cause other more sever issues.
Have it evaluated and treated to avoid complications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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