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Question Swollen and bruised skin around cuts? - January 19th 2013, 04:21 AM

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I don't typically cut super deep, I normally just cut deep enough to bleed. Maybe a week ago I cut a little deeper and a little harsher than usual. Besides from being sore the next day, there wasn't a problem with the cuts. About two days ago I noticed the area around the cuts was swollen and bruised(though I run into everything, so that's possible for the bruises). It doesn't hurt much, and I'm probably just overreacting, but is there a possibility that the cuts could be infected?
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Re: Swollen and bruised skin around cuts? - January 19th 2013, 11:34 AM

It is possible it's infected. If it's sore then that's a sign of infection. Make sure you wash it with soap, keep medicine on it and keep it covered. Keep an eye on it as well. It should take care of it but if the infection gets a lot worse or doesn't go away in like a week and you get a fever, call a doctor.

Hope your cuts feel better. I'm here if you need to talk about what's bothering you to make you self-harm.

Stay Strong <3

~ Christabel
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