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Check Your Symptoms

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have signs of infection, such as:
    • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
    • Red streaks leading from the wound.
    • Pus draining from the wound.
    • A fever.
  • The wound is bleeding a lot, and direct pressure does not stop it.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You do not get better after 2 weeks of home care.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
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