Infection can develop after an injury or wound to the skin, a bite or
sting, a tattoo or piercing, or other skin problems. Signs of infection may
Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth
around the affected area.
Red streaks extending from the affected
Drainage of pus from the area.
nodes in the armpit or neck.
It is normal to have some pain and swelling following an injury. Pain
and swelling that occur with redness, red streaking, tenderness, heat, fever,
or puslike drainage may be caused by an infection. An infection most often
develops when germs (bacteria) enter the cut, punctured, or scraped skin after
an injury. What starts as a minor wound infection (such as an infection around
a nail bed) can lead to a serious infection, such as:
The early symptoms of mononucleosis resemble those of the flu, including:
Sore throat, which sometimes can be very severe
Chills, followed by a fever
After a day or two, these additional symptoms of mono may occur:
Swollen lymph nodes.
Jaundice (a yellow tinge to the skin and eyes).
A measles-like skin rash anywhere on the face or body; sometimes the rash develops suddenly after taking amoxicillin for a severe sore throat...