1. Skin Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
While some skin conditions are treatable at home with antibiotic ointments and a bandage, others require medical treatment. Seek medical attention if you have a large, deep, or jagged wound that you cannot keep closed. If you injure yourself on an old, dirty, or rusty item, seek medical attention. If your wound is contaminated by dirt, gravel, or other objects, you will need to have it cleaned by a medical professional. Additional situations that may warrant professional treatment include uncontrolled bleeding, fever, and pus or discharge. Always contact your physician if you are bitten by an animal.