For fucks sake.
I cannot remember the last time a cut of mine didn’t become infected, and my most recent cut is well on its way.
Once you’ve been selfharming deeply for a long time, you will grow less skin cells and more scar tissue. In skin cells there are chemicals that help you heal, in scar tissue there is nothing, there is no longer anything to help your wound heal, nothing to help fight off infection. It gets to the point where its not as simple as you going on antibiotics, because your on them so frequently they stop working, and you just go through them all. Then you just got to pray that it will be okay, otherwise you end up in the general hospital being pumped full of IV antibiotics.
For people who think self harm is glamorous, let me tell you, this isn’t glamourous, this is horrible and so debilitating. And it smells.