Treatment for bacterial infection the site of incision after surgery - Online Doctor Chats
I have herpes simplex 1 and just had a tummy tuck a week ago. I noticed today an area where my incesion is that it looks like like an outbreak, how will this effect my stiches or healing
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You can relax
if however you are worried and if the outbreak is painful you can take a short course of anti viral medicines
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It is directly on the incesion where the stiches are, will it spread
It may spread a bit, but will not cause any delay in healing
But we need to make sure it is herpes break out
If it is bacterial infection, which can occur at the site of incision, then you will need a course of antibiotics
I am on keflix now from the surgery and started taking y medication I take for outbreaks, will that be ok
that will be okay
I have my incesion covered with gauze and wearing a compression garment, that is ok as well?
Yes, that is absolutely fine as well
Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
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