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    Symptoms of a Skin Infection

    Symptoms of a Skin Infection

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    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.

    Current as of: November 14, 2014

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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