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How can I tell if a wound is getting infected?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: Worsening.

Most wounds will appear a bit red as they heal.
If this redness begins to expand, or if the area becomes progressively more tender or painful, an infection may be present. Other signs of infection include swelling of the tissue around the wound, drainage from the wound, and a fever or feeling ill.

In brief: Worsening.

Most wounds will appear a bit red as they heal.
If this redness begins to expand, or if the area becomes progressively more tender or painful, an infection may be present. Other signs of infection include swelling of the tissue around the wound, drainage from the wound, and a fever or feeling ill.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical wound

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 the surgeon as soon as you can.

In brief: Surgical wound

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 the surgeon as soon as you can.
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