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Pain post appendix operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   goodevening doctor
Doctor :   good evening
User :   i had my APPENDIX REMOVED by surgery a week back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   Age:21
User :   Gender:male
User :   Occupation:Service
Doctor :   ok
User :   Marital Status:Single
Doctor :   ok
User :   Dependents:Yes
User :, the surgery was a general surgery
Doctor :   ok
User :   the stitches will be removed tommorow
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor, the nerve in which they insert the saline needle
Doctor :   ok
User :   that hand had swollen up in the hospital, then they used my other hand for the saline
Doctor :   ok
User :   now i am at home, but that nerve is paining now
Doctor :   ok
User :   it has become a bit HARD
Doctor :   i suggest you elevate your hand while sleeping
Doctor :   by keeping it under a pillow
Doctor :   i also suggest that you apply an ointment called Thrombophobe
Doctor :   over the affected area
User :   i have been applying this ointment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when?
User :   should i keep my hand over a pillow while sleeping
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it would help with the pain and swelling
User :   wel from the day it was paining in the hospital ....5 days
Doctor :   are you on any pain killers now?
User :   i will give u a list of the medicines that i have been taking
Doctor :   ok
User :   just a second
Doctor :   ok
User :   ZOSTUM-O
Doctor :   ok
User :   OMEZ FF 20
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   CIFRAN 250
User :   THATS IT
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i advise you to continue with combiflam twice a day
Doctor :   and elevate your arm while sleeping
User :   OK
Doctor :   continue with the ointment
Doctor :   it will subside in a few days
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   any infection is already covered by antibiotics
User :   so i guess nothing to worry about rite?
Doctor :   that you are taking
Doctor :   yes
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User :   ok....two more questions
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am a smoker
Doctor :   ok
User :   and smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it ok for me to just about take a puff or two from a cigarette after my stitches are removed?
User :   my stitches will be removed tommorow
Doctor :   when you smoke involuntarily you cough
Doctor :   that strain should not be there for 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   atleast
Doctor :   as i have said before
User :   ok
Doctor :   its not advisable to strain your wound till it strengthens a bit
User :   so will i be able to after 2 more weeks
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   better to avoid till then
Doctor :   and while you are at it
User :   ok
Doctor :   may be you can try to give up smoking
User :   one last question
Doctor :   ok
User :   i will give up.....but u see it takes a bit of time
Doctor :   ok
User :   for the past 3-4 days i haven't been able to sleep comfortably at night
Doctor :   ok
User :   there seems to be a gastric or acidity sort of pain....
Doctor :   i suggest you take hot milk before sleeping
Doctor :   it helps
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you take Digene or Gelusil
Doctor :   syrup 2 tsfs
User :   i use digene
Doctor :   twice dailyy after food
Doctor :   as you are already on omez
User :   so, am i allowed to take milk now?
Doctor :   it will suffice
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and good protein diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   like dal, egg white
Doctor :   soya
User :   what sort of a diet should i follow now?
Doctor :   for good wound healing
Doctor :   normal diet
Doctor :   just go low on spices and oil for a while
User :   i have been eating boiled food for a week now
Doctor :   you can eat normal diet with less spice
User :   can i eat non- veg?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   just reduce the spice
Doctor :   as you are on antibiotics
User :   so fish and chicken is no problems rite?
User :   ok
Doctor :   it may aggravate your acidity
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   ya
User :   1 more thing
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hardly rest the entire day
User :   i move about limping
User :   sit by the computer
Doctor :   you should try and rest a bit more
User :   and only sleep at night
Doctor :   for your sutures
User :   will this decrease my healing speed?
Doctor :   try and relax more
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will speed up the recovery
User :   will it hurt when the stitches are removed tommorow??
User :   tommorow is the 8th day
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   not really
User :   i am consuming butter and ghee with boiled food
User :   is that bad?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
User :   any advice u would like to give me?
Doctor :   you seem fine to me
Doctor :   just try and rest
Doctor :   and try and avoid smoking
User :   by when should i be completely fit for exercising?
Doctor :   for long term bebefits
User :   sure
User :   by when should i be completely fit for exercising?
Doctor :   a month
User :   cool
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   bye
User :   it was pleasure talking to u
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   sure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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