Postoperative Bandage Replacement?
Night. I finished my gland surgery Friday. But told to change the bandage next Friday again. That is GPP
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Postoperative control is done with the aim to see the development of wound healing, and see the presence or absence of postoperative complications such as infection. The average control is done 3 days postoperatively, but this can vary depending on the circumstances or conditions of each person.
For example, if before three days your bandages are already wet and damp, either because of blood, because of pus, or because they are doused with water, or the bandages are loose so they no longer protect the wound from dirt, it's okay to return faster. Or if it is difficult, you can check with the nearest health center in advance for wound care, then return to control on the agreed schedule.
Then the control can also be longer than 3 days if the operation is considered small, the bleeding is not much, not prone to complications, or easy, is considered safe so there is no need to rush. This is not a problem, as long as your wound is well controlled. Of course, despite being given a week's respite, if before the week your bandages are dirty and so on, we don't need to wait and you can control right away.
Meanwhile, keep your former surgery clean and dry, regularly consume drugs, and increase consumption of high-protein foods such as tempeh, milk, cheese, yogurt, beef and chicken breast to speed up tissue recovery. So, hopefully answering your question.