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Pink and puffy skin around the cut with itchiness. What is the cause and remedy?

i cut my hand several nights ago. it is small and about 9-10mm deep. the wound has closed but i fear it might be getting infected. the skin around the closed would has become pink and puffy. The wound itself has a slight itch to it. If this is real than I truly thank you for taking the time to answer my inquery. sincerely, Aidan
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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You seem to be having an infection of the wound under the skin.
Please give hot compress to the part & the pus / discharge underneath may be drained out.
Slight itch is sign of healing scar.
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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