4 doctors weighed in:
How do I know if an infected wound needs medical attention ?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms
If the wound has redness and pain surrounding it, it may be infected.
Fever, chill and general ill feeling can also, be signs of infection. Any wound worsening in appearance should be evaluated by a professional.

In brief: Symptoms
If the wound has redness and pain surrounding it, it may be infected.
Fever, chill and general ill feeling can also, be signs of infection. Any wound worsening in appearance should be evaluated by a professional.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Thank
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NOT HEALING, FEVER,
Chills, drainage.

In brief: NOT HEALING, FEVER,
Chills, drainage.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified, Wound care
24 years in practice
265K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors