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    Symptoms of a Skin Infection

    Symptoms of a Skin Infection

    Infection can develop after an injury or wound to the skin or the mucous membranes, such as the inside of the mouth or nose. Symptoms of infection may include:

    • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in or around the area.
    • Red streaks leading from the area.
    • Pus draining from the area.
    • A fever.

    Last Revised: December 27, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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