Exudating wounds definition
As part of the normal healing process wounds release fluid (or exudate).
Upon standing this exudate separated into two layers, a reddish yellow serum above, and a grayish yellow partly solid layer below.
But accidents happen, and sometimes your skin barrier is broken, either because of a cut or a scrape or some other type of injury.
After an injury, the body's repair mechanisms spring into action.
Now, let's back up a bit and explain how this exudate got onto your bandage.
Your skin is a magnificent barrier against infection.