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    Suggest treatment for infected wound on the hips

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: Have infected wound on hip (drainage dropped significantly after 2 weeks of IV Cefepime). Now have small hole with very thin exudate and white/beige tissue(?) expanding in the hole...like a plug trying to form. Is this a sign of healing? Or should I remove it? Hole overall is only 1/4" depth.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Definite signs of healing.You should remove white tissue .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Decrease in drainage , thin exudate and white tissue definitely are signs of
* White tissue should be removed with gentle care and aseptic precautions -
to prevent secondary collection inside by closure of the hole early .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. High resolution of the photograph of the wound if possible & no objection .
2. Any pain , redness , itching over the part .
3. Systemic issues as fever or other as difficulty in walking .
4. Other systemic diseases as diabetes .
5. Current medications after IV for wound recovery .
6. Doctor has allowed you to soak the area with water or not .
Any ointment or dressing applied .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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