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Pain management for infection at site of incision - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can an 8 yr old incision open up?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hI
Doctor :   It can rarely if there is an infection at the site of incision.
User :   i HAVE AN OPENING IN ONE SECTION OF THE SITE AND LOOKS INFECTED, HAVE BEEN USING NEOSPORIN. dON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN THERE AS i DO NOT HAVE FEELING ON MY STOMACH DUE TO MANY SURGERIES
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   FEMALE 60
Doctor :   Since when have you seen this?
User :   hAD GALLBLADDER SURGERY 3 YRS AGO HAVE EXPERIENCED PAIN THERE AND HAVE HAD PAIN AND BURNING SINCE BUT THE OPENING IS WHERE i HAD A LATERAL INCISION ONE WEEK
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
Doctor :   Is the gaping increasing in size?
User :   NO FEVER i DON'T THINK SO
User :   iT IS OOZING AND TURNING PURPLE
Doctor :   The best measure right now would be to use oral antibiotics after taking a culture sample from the site of the wound.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to see your doctor as soon as possible>
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   oKAY, I WILL GO TO MY URGENT CARE AFTER WORK. THANK YOU
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   NO
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form too.
User :   THANK YOU
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