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Signs and Symptoms of Infection

You should check your burn daily for signs and symptoms of infection.

Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Increased redness around the burns (including areas that were not burned)
  • Increased pain
  • Foul-smelling drainage
  • Fever
  • Increased swelling

If you notice any of these, call the Burn Clinic right away at (615) 936-BURN (2876). If it is after clinic hours or on a weekend, please call the Burn Center at (615) 322-4590.