5 Things You Need to Know About Checking A Wound For Infection

Any wound, whether a cut, abrasion, burn or puncture has the potential to become infected if you don't treat and care for it properly. Wound infection can lead to tissue and skin damage, which can then lead to serious complications, so you must deal with any infected wounds immediately. If you care for a wound regularly and keep it clean and dry, the chance of it becoming infected will be minimal. To care for it best, it's important to know the proper procedure for checking a wound for infection.

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Any wound, whether a cut, abrasion, burn or puncture has the potential to become infected if you don't treat and care for it properly. Wound infection can lead to tissue and skin damage, which can then lead to serious complications, so you must deal with any infected wounds immediately. If you care for a wound regularly and keep it clean and dry, the chance of it becoming infected will be minimal. To care for it best, it's important to know the proper procedure for checking a wound for infection.

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