In order to be fit to wear Tefillin one must have a guf naki, a clean body (Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 37:2) . Suppose one has an open wound or sore on one's skin and it is actively bleeding or oozing a bodily discharge. Would someone in such a state have an unclean body, as far as laying Tefillin is concerned?

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    If your wound is bleeding, I would recommend putting a bandage on it or getting it stitched long before you need to worry about putting on Tefillin!
    – DanF
    Aug 6, 2015 at 21:07
  • @DanF There may be a "bandage" there already and the question still holds. Consider the case of menstruation.
    – Double AA
    Aug 6, 2015 at 21:13
  • I believe regular blood is entirely different, in regards to Tumah.
    – WhyEnBe
    Aug 6, 2015 at 21:23
  • @WhyEnBe Yes, but that kind of technical-Tumah (the kind from Seder Tohorot) is probably irrelevant here, considering that feces and flatulence are relevant and neither has anything to do with technical-Tumah.
    – Double AA
    Aug 6, 2015 at 21:29
  • @DoubleAA Re niddah, see O.C. 88.
    – DanF
    Aug 7, 2015 at 13:43


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