Is odor and increased pain a sign of an infection even with a wound vac?

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Not necessarily. Sometimes having a wound vac on a wound can cause some odors, and those might be normal. There can also be some pain associated with it as it begins to heal. However, it is best to have a wound specialist examine the wound at least once a week. A wound vac should not be used on an infected wound. I would recommend you see a wound specialist ASAP to avoid any further complications.

Published on May 25, 2016

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Not necessarily. Sometimes having a wound vac on a wound can cause some odors, and those might be normal. There can also be some pain associated with it as it begins to heal. However, it is best to have a wound specialist examine the wound at least once a week. A wound vac should not be used on an infected wound. I would recommend you see a wound specialist ASAP to avoid any further complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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