Hydrocele Surgery Scars Appear Like Boils?
Good afternoon my cousin just had hydrocele surgery but in his wound there was an infection like ulcers. What was the treatment like, doctor?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Pustules or boils on the skin are lumps that form on the surface of the skin that contains pus and are caused by germ infections. Ulcers can arise due to poor hygiene and wound care resulting in infection. Boils can appear in any part of the body. Boils can also occur in areas with hair such as the armpits or pubic area.
Staphylococcus bacterial infection is the most common organism causing ulcers on the skin. Ulcers form due to bacteria that enter through the hair follicle or through a wound in the skin before in this case through a surgical wound that has not healed completely.
Management of boils can be done at home using warm compresses and clean wound care. If the skin disorder is not extensive the doctor can give topical antibiotic therapy (topical).
If the boil enlarges and forms an abscess accompanied by complaints of fever, weakness, and muscle pain, it is advisable to drainage or remove the contents of the abscess sterically by the doctor. It aims to completely limit the germ so that it is expected to heal quickly.
To prevent the recurrence of these conditions, it must maintain personal hygiene and the environment and if you have open wounds, do good wound care so as not to be contaminated with germs from the outside and good nutrition to support the wound healing process.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah