How Long Do You Use Antibiotic Ointment After Surgery On The Skin?
So, I was about 2 weeks ago doing a mole surgery. After that given mupirocin to be applied regularly. Then a week ago, I had pulled the thread from the stitches. And keep wearing this ointment. So how long do I have to use the ointment? And can I already do skin care for these scars? Like masking, or using other skin care? Also after removing this yarn, I saw as if there was a faint black line. Can the thread be left behind? And the next 2 weeks I have to check up again from him, is it necessary if the operation wound has improved and does not make an impression again?
Hello Inggit, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Mupirocin ointment is a salve that is included in topical antibiotics, where the use of this ointment aims to prevent infection of the stitching scar before the wound heals completely.
Removal of the surgical thread indicates that your wound has closed again and is undergoing a healing process leading to the formation of new skin tissue, so that the use of the mupirocin ointment has begun to be reduced, but to ensure it has been completely stopped or not, return to the condition your injury and also the decision of the doctor who treats you, so it is advisable to ask your doctor when controlling.
Regarding the use of skincare, if your wound has healed completely, then the scar may be subject to skincare because it has formed a new skin tissue.
Regarding a faint black line, the line is generally the incision during surgery, not because the yarn is left behind, because when the thread is removed it must have been re-examined before finally allowing the patient to go home so it is certain that the thread has been completely removed and nothing is left behind.
As for the checkup, it is highly recommended that you continue to do the checkup according to the doctor's recommendations even though you feel that the wound has greatly improved, because it has healed or not, it must be re-evaluated first by the doctor and whether the drugs you are currently using still need to be continued or not.
I hope this helps.