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Treatment for bacterial infection the site of incision after surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Feb-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User: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
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Herpes simplex will not affect wound healing much
Doctor:You can relax
Doctor:if however you are worried and if the outbreak is painful you can take a short course of anti viral medicines
Doctor:Hello are you there?
User:It is directly on the incesion where the stiches are, will it spread
Doctor:It may spread a bit, but will not cause any delay in healing
Doctor:But we need to make sure it is herpes break out
Doctor:If it is bacterial infection, which can occur at the site of incision, then you will need a course of antibiotics
User:I am on keflix now from the surgery and started taking y medication I take for outbreaks, will that be ok
Doctor:that will be okay
User:I have my incesion covered with gauze and wearing a compression garment, that is ok as well?
Doctor:Yes, that is absolutely fine as well
Doctor:don't worry
Doctor:Continue Keflex
User:Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
Doctor:You are most welcome
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