Healing Fistula Which Is Still Often Pus Out?
Good evening, permission to ask. My father has Fistula and has had 2 surgeries, but in the past few days the former operation often has pus. Also given antibiotics by the doctor who used to operate my father, but did not recover. So what’s the solution? Is there a medicine that can cure it? That is all and thank you.
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Where is the fistula located? When is the surgery performed?
Fistulas are channels that are abnormally connected between two organs or blood vessels. The location can vary, for example in the urinary tract, anus, gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and skin. As a result of fistulas, the contents of organs, such as the digestive tract, can leak out to other organs or even the skin. In complex cases, fistulas can also occur in several organs at once.
Some fistula cases can close on their own. However, some cases require medical treatment, especially if disturbing symptoms have occurred, such as fluid leakage, pain, or changes in bowel patterns (if they occur in the digestive tract). The treatment given needs to consider the cause, location and severity. Generally, the handling done is mainly in the form of surgery.
Handling a fistula requires several weeks to several months. The presence of pus coming out of the surgical wound indicates the possibility of infection at that location. We recommend that you take your father to a surgeon who handles it so that evaluation and treatment is needed. The doctor will evaluate the progress of the healing of the scars, perform cleaning and treatment of the wound, and may make adjustments to the type / dose of the drug given.
As a recommendation, it is advisable to keep the area where the wound used is always clean and quite dry. If the wound is still covered with bandages, replace the bandages periodically according to doctor's recommendations. Patients are also encouraged to get enough rest, avoid strenuous activities, and eat regularly balanced nutritious foods.
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