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Do not remove the dressing yourself as this increases the risk of getting an infection.
• Under no circumstances should you get the wound/burn/pin site or dressing wet.
• Should there be any problems with your dressing please contact the Hand Therapy Unit. Should the Unit be closed you can attend your GP surgery or the Urgent Care Centre which is on Milton Keynes Hospital site.
• If you are worried that you may have an infection and have any of the symptoms listed below you should either attend the Hand Therapy Unit or Accident and Emergency:
• Prolonged redness
• Severe pain
• Pus or smelly discharge
• Red lines running from the wound
If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate in contacting the department on (01908) 995411 or ask your therapist at your next appointment.