Hey guys, This post is probably going to be gross so I apologize in advance haha. How can you tell if a cut is infected? I have two cuts on my left forearm near the inner elbow. I had them bandaged up by a nurse two days ago but had to go back to get new steri strips yesterday because the original ones came off in my sleep. I took off the bandage and sterile bandage earlier so I could change them (the nurse told me to if there were signs of 'leakage' and she gave me spares). But once I got the sterile bandage off I noticed a lot of yellow pus coming from the cuts. I thought it's a bit odd as I've had deep cuts before but I never had pus coming from them so I thought, let's clean up this crap and put new steri strips on too. I took them off and the most disgusting smell hit me. I carried on cleaning them but I haven't put anything on them yet. The site is pretty painful but I guessed that that was because of the SI. I don't know whether to bandage them back up again or call the doctors or just wait till tomorrow to go back because I have an appointment then. The area is pretty red and slightly swollen too. I don't know if it's just because of where it is or what.