I didn't have infected incisions for my RNY, but earlier this year had another surgery, and both of my surgical sites got infected. I did the neosporin thing, but no bandaides as I have an allergy to adhesives (the first bandaide took off ALL the skin from the adhesive area, leaving me far more compromised skin!) I called my surgeon, and he put me on an antibiotic. I saw him three times for the infection. The last time I saw him, I worried because I thought I had a buildup of pus behind the just-healed bigger incision. He said not to worry about it, it was just scar tissue that looked white, not pus. Got home and my "scar" tissue had exploded and soiled my clothing.... pus everywhere. Bleah. I went to my PCP and he cleaned it out and gave me a different type of antibiotic. Took six weeks to clear up.
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.
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!