How to tell if a cut is infected?

Prevention: Keep It Clean

To avoid an infected cut, it’s important to keep cuts clean as they heal. Most of the time, soap and water are all you need. Whether you use an antibiotic ointment or not is up to you, but it’s really not necessary.

It helps to cover a cut with an adhesive bandage, but remember to change the bandage every day and wash the cut with soap and water.

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