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Is My Child’s Cut Infected?

 

If your child has a cut,  this article can help you determine whether he/she requires stitches or staples.

 

Here are some indicators that your child’s cut may be infected. If you notice any of these signs, you should see your child’s doctor immediately:

 

  • A pimple or yellow crust has formed on the wound.
  • The scab has increased in size.
  • Increasing redness occurs around the wound.
  • A red streak is spreading from the wound.
  • The wound has become very tender and painful.
  • Pain or swelling is increasing 48 hours after the wound occurred.
  • The lymph node draining that area of skin is large and tender.
  • A fever occurs.
  • The wound hasn’t healed within 10-14 days after the injury.

 

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