Infection can develop after an injury or wound to the skin
such as a cut or scrape, a bite or sting, a tattoo or piercing, or other skin
problems. An infection may develop in a skin growth or spot when bacteria enter
irritated or injured skin at or near the site of the skin growth. Signs of
infection may include:
Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth
around the affected area.
Red streaks extending from the affected
Drainage of pus from the area.
Fever or chills
with no other known cause.
Swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck, armpit, or groin.
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