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What are other general signs of infection that will require medical treatment?

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If you notice any of the following symptoms of infection, it is important that you call your health care provider as soon as possible.

  • A persistent elevation of body temperature greater than 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (Take your temperature daily, at the same time each day
  • Sweats or chills
  • Skin rash
  • Sore or scratchy throat or pain when swallowing
  • Sinus drainage, nasal congestion, headaches, or tenderness along the upper cheekbones
  • Persistent, dry or moist cough that lasts more than two days
  • White patches in your mouth or on your tongue
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Trouble urinating: pain or burning, constant urge or frequent urination
  • Bloody, cloudy, or foul-smelling urine

SOURCES:

TeensHealth: "Plastic Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Reconstructive Procedures."

American Society of plastic Surgeons: "Wound Care Physician's Counseling Guide."

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions About Surgical Site Infections."

University of Michigan Health System: "Reconstructive Burn Surgery."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

TeensHealth: "Plastic Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Reconstructive Procedures."

American Society of plastic Surgeons: "Wound Care Physician's Counseling Guide."

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions About Surgical Site Infections."

University of Michigan Health System: "Reconstructive Burn Surgery."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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