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How can you tell if a second degree burn is infected?

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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Redness, fever

If there is redness of the burn, warmth around the burn, or pus or white/ yellow discharge in the burned area, it may be a sign of an infection.
If you have fever or chills, those can also indicate infection. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your burn to determine if there is an infection.

In brief: Redness, fever

If there is redness of the burn, warmth around the burn, or pus or white/ yellow discharge in the burned area, it may be a sign of an infection.
If you have fever or chills, those can also indicate infection. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your burn to determine if there is an infection.
Dr. Lara Devgan
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Needs an evaluation

Increasing pain, fever, redness around the burn that wasn't there previously, and a change in the feel of the tissue are all signs of burn wound infection.
If you think you might have this, you need prompt medical attention.

In brief: Needs an evaluation

Increasing pain, fever, redness around the burn that wasn't there previously, and a change in the feel of the tissue are all signs of burn wound infection.
If you think you might have this, you need prompt medical attention.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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