Necrosis

Self-care

To prevent infection, run water over minor injuries to clean them, and remove any debris with tweezers. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment, and cover the injury.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Severe, persistent pain
  • Red, warm, swollen area
  • Rapid discoloration of skin
  • Fever

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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