Post-electrocautery Treatment For Warts?
Tonight … I want to ask if after electrocautery surgery on the legs, can I open the bandage given by the doctor? Because I was afraid he would get damp and instead risked re-entering the virus
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The electrocautery procedure is a procedure that is generally performed to remove warts from the body by passing electricity to the tip of the iron cautery to produce heat and measure tissue damage. Depending on the large area of the body and the depth of the action taken, usually the wound caused by this procedure takes 1-6 weeks to heal completely.
Regarding your question, you should not remove the bandage before your doctor recommends it, especially if you have not been in control since your last action. Removing the bandage can actually cause bacteria to enter and infect if not done with good infection prevention measures. If your concern is that the bandage is damp, then as long as the bandage isn't exposed to water, it won't get wet by itself. Wet that comes from sweat can still be absorbed by the bandage so it will not interfere.
A new bandage must be replaced early if it is damp due to the discharge of pus from an infection that is actually behind the bandage. You will know this from the appearance of the bandages which turn dull and look wet. If this happens, then you can change the bandage before the period of control determined by your doctor, but you shouldn't do this yourself. Go to the doctor who has been taking care of you, or to the health center to get bandage replacements that are kept clean. So, hopefully answering your question.