Surgical Scars That Are Always Itchy And Wet?
Hello. I want to ask, my feet are itchy and runny because I was allergic to the pen for my broken bones, even though it was removed from 6 years ago, but the wound around the stitches still watery sometimes until it smells fishy. I always take itching medicine accompanied by an ointment. Well, sometimes my wound penetrates into my pants and sticks to dry, and when the pants are removed, the wound peels back, so that the next day the wound is wet again. How to protect these wounds so that the ointment works more effectively and the wound does not stick to the fabric? Although wearing loose pants when sitting the wound still sticks. I was told not to cover the wound with a bandage or gauze
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First of all, I want to confirm first, does your wound not dry out after 6 years of surgery? Have you seen a doctor and is it prescribed by your doctor for itching and ointment?
Surgical suture wounds will generally close and dry within a few days to several weeks. Large, deep wounds will generally dry out within 3 weeks after surgery. If you have not healed for 6 years, then you need to find out other factors that cause the condition, for example whether there is an infection in the wound, or there are comorbid conditions such as disorders of blood vessels, diabetes, etc. You should check with your doctor so that further evaluation can be done on your wound. Wounds that do not dry up and heal, even if the wound gives off a bad odor, must be evaluated by a doctor directly.
Basically to facilitate healing of wounds, wounds should not be rubbed too much, including not being rubbed with too much clothing. In this case, you must cover your wound with wound dressing. The simplest wound dressing is the use of ointments and gauze. The following are some things you can do:
Wash your hands thoroughly using soap before you touch the wound. Clean your wound with sterile saline (intravenous fluids), gently rub pus or dirt over the wound using gauze (do not rub it roughly). The wound does not need to be cleaned with alcohol or povidone iodine. After cleaning, dry the wound by applying gauze or just aerating it (do not use tissues or cotton). After the wound is dry, apply antibiotic ointment (antibiotic ointment can only be obtained by using a prescription from a doctor) Cover the wound you with sterile gauze, plaster the edges of the gauze so that it doesn't come off Change gauze every day, or more often if the wet gauze is exposed to water or wet because of pus If the gauze is attached to the wound, wet the gauze with saline solution and remove slowly so the wound does not open again. Wash your hands again with soap after you have treated the wound
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