Not sure what to do ...re. infected incision site??
Cover it and use neosporin. Keep your hands away from it. Wash hands frequently. See physcian and increase your protein. Good luck!
Peroxide is wayyyyy too caustic for a newly healing incision. In a hospital IF we use it we cut it with 50% saline. All it does is bubble stuff out of there. It doesn't really clean a darn thing. Peroxide destroys all the newly forming cells and washes them out.
OP... it could be that you are healing fom the inside out and this may be the end of it or it may be that you are getting an infection. Watch it verrrrry closely.
Glad your infection healed but that does not change the fact that your doctor is going against ALL standard medical care. I find it hard to believe ANY doctor in this day and age would suggest something that stupid.
Not all docs keep up to date on the latest in medicine. At least it didn't hurt you... this time.
I had first called my surgeon's office and they said it sounded normal but I ended up not listening to them thankfully. Follow your instincts and go to your doctor. You don't want it to get worse. Do you have a fever? Is the incision red and warm? They drew on me with a sharpie to see if it got worse .... if the redness extended past the line, I was to take action right away.
Hope you feel better soon.
on 12/12/09 8:09 am
Call your surgeon of course, but if it only seems "skin deep" and not belly deep, you can probably wait until Monday. If YOU develop a fever, or it gets red around the incision (or redder) then call the surgeon ASAP... just not worth waiting around for it.
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Hi, yes this happened to me, and you need to call the doc, even though it is sat, someone is in his office will be on call, they can perscribe you an antibiotic and call it in to your local pharmacy. Dont wait, its serious!!! Good Luck.