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What are the symptoms of a wound infection?
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In brief: Pain, redness, pus
If a wound gets infected, you will usually see swelling of the wound, redness developing around the wound and spreading outwards, and increased pain with the wound.
Eventually when the pus builds up enough inside the wound in can open spontaneously and start drainage out, but this is usually later in the process. You can also get body symptoms such as fevers and fatigue in big infections.

In brief: Pain, redness, pus
If a wound gets infected, you will usually see swelling of the wound, redness developing around the wound and spreading outwards, and increased pain with the wound.
Eventually when the pus builds up enough inside the wound in can open spontaneously and start drainage out, but this is usually later in the process. You can also get body symptoms such as fevers and fatigue in big infections.
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
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In brief: See below
Red swollen skin away from the injury site, excess heat and redness of the skin around the wound, purulent foul smelling drainage from the wound, person may have fevers, sometimes there may be increasing pain rather than improving pain.

In brief: See below
Red swollen skin away from the injury site, excess heat and redness of the skin around the wound, purulent foul smelling drainage from the wound, person may have fevers, sometimes there may be increasing pain rather than improving pain.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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