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    Do I Have an Infection?
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    liam322 posted:
    Hi, I fell over a week ago and badly grazed my knee and elbow. I am washing the wounds daily, applying antiseptic cream and covering it with a gauze bandage. I am worried I might have an infection, the wounds are seeping yellow discharge, and have the entire duration of the injury, however other than that I have no signs of infection. The wounds are no more sore than ever, no increase in swelling/redness, no foul odour etc. Other than the discharge, which my gauze soaks up, I have no signs of infection. Do I have an infection or is the yellow discharge just part of the healing process.
     
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    slik_kitty responded:
    if you are worried, see your doctor. we are not doctors here.


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