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Wound and Skin Infections

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Signs and Symptoms

General signs and symptoms of a wound infection include:

  • Redness or discoloration 
  • Swelling 
  • Warmth 
  • Pain, tenderness
  • Scaling, itching
  • Pustules, pus drainage 

The skin may harden or tighten in the area and red streaks may radiate from the wound. Wound infections may also cause fevers, especially when they spread to the blood. 

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