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Signs and Symptoms of Infection

Risk of Infection | Catching a Cold | Preventing Infection | Infection Symptoms

The following are signs and symptoms of an infection. Be sure to report any of these to you physician:

  • Blisters
  • Chills
  • Clammy skin
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Earache
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • High white blood cell count
  • Joint pain
  • Lethargy
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Neck Stiffness
  • New unexplained pain or tenderness
  • Night sweats
  • Pus-like drainage
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin changes
  • Sore throat
  • Sputum production
  • Swelling
  • Swollen glands
  • Urinary burning, frequency, pain and/or bleeding
  • Vaginal drainage
  • Vision changes
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • White plaque in mouth
  • Drainage, redness, pain, swelling, leaks, or odor at: wound site, incision site, or catheter site.

Also report any:

  • Exposure to chicken pox or herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Dirty cuts or injuries
  • Animal bites/human bites
  • Exposure to contagious disease

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