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How can I tell if the stitches in my finger are getting infected?
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Redness and swelling
Generally speaking, a wound is infected if it looks "angry".
Redness that is persistent and worsening. Swelling that is worsening and very tender to touch. If the infection remains untreated the wound may open or loosen and pus may be expressed from the wound.

In brief: Redness and swelling
Generally speaking, a wound is infected if it looks "angry".
Redness that is persistent and worsening. Swelling that is worsening and very tender to touch. If the infection remains untreated the wound may open or loosen and pus may be expressed from the wound.
Dr. Payman Danielpour
Dr. Payman Danielpour
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
In brief: Redness or drainage
If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.

In brief: Redness or drainage
If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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