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Suggest infection at an incision site after a laprocropic surgery

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Question: I had laprocropic surgery but I'm not sure if one of the insisions is infected.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Apply Mupirocin ointment on the incision site

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

The incision site appears to be mildly infected with redness and a yellowish discharge. You can apply over the counter Mupirocin ointment.

It is an antibacterial ointment. Apply the ointment to the incision site 3 times daily. If you do not notice any improvement in next 48 hours, follow up with your primary care provider as you may need oral antibiotics.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal,
General & Family Physician


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Brief Answer: Apply Mupirocin ointment on the incision site Detailed Answer: Hello, The incision site appears to be mildly infected with redness and a yellowish discharge. You can apply over the counter Mupirocin ointment. It is an antibacterial ointment. Apply the ointment to the incision site 3 times daily. If you do not notice any improvement in next 48 hours, follow up with your primary care provider as you may need oral antibiotics. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal, General & Family Physician