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How would I know if my wound is infected?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wound Infection

There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors).
If you have any questions then i would recommend seeing a clinician as soon as you can.

In brief: Wound Infection

There are several things to look for: redness, pain, drainage, change in drainage, swelling, odor, fever, chills, shaking (known as rigors).
If you have any questions then i would recommend seeing a clinician as soon as you can.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Signs of infection

Acute signs of infection include redness, swelling, pain, increase in temperature and drainage that is suggestive of pus.
There are time an infected wound may show some or none of the signs but may have radiographic findings that suggest it. If you have any concern see a physician immediately for an evaluation.

In brief: Signs of infection

Acute signs of infection include redness, swelling, pain, increase in temperature and drainage that is suggestive of pus.
There are time an infected wound may show some or none of the signs but may have radiographic findings that suggest it. If you have any concern see a physician immediately for an evaluation.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possible signs

Signs of infection can include: fever, chills, nausea, vomiting.
Skin changes may include increased redness, swelling, bruising, blisters or tightness. Deep infections could involve the joint which could become painful and stiff. If in doubt see you physician and get the proper care.

In brief: Many possible signs

Signs of infection can include: fever, chills, nausea, vomiting.
Skin changes may include increased redness, swelling, bruising, blisters or tightness. Deep infections could involve the joint which could become painful and stiff. If in doubt see you physician and get the proper care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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