A minor wound is minor until it’s not—it can get infected in a matter of days. One of the easiest ways you can prepare for this is to monitor how you feel from the get-go. Perhaps you felt better for a while then suddenly got better? Or was it the other way around? Whichever the case, make sure to take note of it so when you visit your doctor, you can help him/her make the most accurate assessment of your condition.