Night. I want to ask, my mother once operated on a hernia in the belly of the navel, after that it removed the stench and pus. Until now, how to treat it, and the medicine can be recommended. thank you
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In your condition this is called the ILO, which is an infection that occurs in a surgical wound. Bacteria that infect a surgical wound can enter the tissue during surgery or during surgical treatment. Most cases occur at the time of treatment. Such conditions cannot be allowed. This is because the infection process can inhibit the integration of the surgical wound and bacteria can enter the bloodstream so that it infects the body as a whole, also called sepsis. For this reason, I suggest that you immediately consult a doctor who takes action. The doctor will conduct an examination and treatment. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics and ointments to be smeared directly on the surgical wound. If necessary, the doctor will perform a minor surgery to clean the wound from dead tissue. Minor surgery can be done in an ordinary room, but if the infection is severe or extensive the doctor may recommend surgery to clean the wound and suturing in the operating room, called a debridemant.
Meanwhile, you can do wound care independently, namely by:
1. Clean the wound with warm sterile liquid (temperature of 40 degrees Celsius). Physiological NaCl sterile liquid can be purchased at the nearest pharmacy. The wound is cleaned by flowing the liquid.
2. Spread skin antibiotic ointment. This drug can be obtained from a doctor, for that consult immediately.
3. Cover the wound loosely.
4. Avoid wounds from bath water. Wet wounds will heal slowly.
Thus hopefully useful.