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Developed red, tender and swelling on old laparoscopic appendectomy scar. Cure?

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I have a 3 year old laparoscopic appendectomy scar that is suddenly red, slightly swollen, sore and warm to the touch
Posted Wed, 3 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 55 minutes later
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Old scar developing redness, tenderness, swelling and warmth probably points towards infection and inflammation of the scar tissue. I would advise you to visit a doctor nearby as you might require a course of oral antibiotic along with anti inflammatory drugs and antibiotic cream.
Hope that answers your query. Take care
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