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Precautions to be taken before Colectomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am due to have a colectomy next week and both of my children have come down with strep throat. Should I be concerned? Get on profolactic antibiotics?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Yes, i consider you to take precautionary measures
Doctor :   may not be in the form of antibiotics
Doctor :   use antiseptics in daily fomities
Doctor :   use separate towel , plates etc
Doctor :   gargle with antiseptic solutions
Doctor :   avoid their breath
User :   Okay. Already doing most of that (except the gargling). Should I call the surgeon and tell him?
Doctor :   yes, its better to call him about this
User :   Do you think it's possible the surgery will be postponed if I get strep?
Doctor :   depends on the surgeon , not that the surgery should be postponed
User :   Thank you. That was helpful.
Doctor :   You are welcome
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