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I cut my hand open with a filet knife while cutting up raw chicken. The wound and sutures smell horrible?

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Treating wounds that are infected

Immediate attention is required for any deviation from normal wound healing. Wounds are vulnerable to infection.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Bad smelling wound after stitches

Hopefully you have already consulted your physician, but if you haven't you need to do so immediately as you are most likely describing a wound infection that could have serious consequences and requires urgent attention.

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