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What is the clear fluid that comes out of a wound?

Asked by Plone3000 (668points) April 19th, 2010

Is it okay if you have this fluid come out of a cut or puncture wound?
Or is it betteer to have blood come out of a wound?

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anartist's avatar

dead white blood cells, may indicate infection
blood’s better, usually cleansing and no infection

shilolo's avatar

It isn’t dead white blood cells. That would be pus, which is typically cloudy, thick, and yellowish-green. The clear fluid is serous fluid, and predominantly benign (i.e. not dangerous).

cockswain's avatar

I think it’s plama, the fluid that isn’t red blood cells.

mrrich724's avatar

It’s been a while since AP Biology, but I believe that it’s actually a positive, and aids in the healing process.

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Draconess25's avatar

I don’t know, but it tastes saltier than blood.

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