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Wilderness: Coral Cuts (cont.)

Coral Cuts Symptoms

  • The inflamed, swollen, red, tender and sometimes itchy wound may develop into a festering sore or ulcer with a pustular (infectious) drainage.
  • Spreading redness of the skin around the wounded area suggests expanding infection (cellulitis) and requires immediate medical attention.
  • Red streaks moving up an extremity, especially with pus draining, or a blister more than 3/16 of an inch (5mm) in diameter (bullae) forms requires immediate medical attention.

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