“How can I tell when a cut is infected?”

Signs of infection include expanding redness surrounding the wound, yellow/green pus or discharge from the wound, warmth, swelling or tenderness surrounding the wound and in rare cases, fever.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately.

This information is meant for educational purposes. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. Consult a trained medical provider when making health decisions.