Surgical Wound On The Neck Feels Still Wet Inside The Skin, What To Do?
Hello Monday last week I had surgery for a lump in the neck, said the doctor, his illness was a chronic goitre. Yesterday night exactly 10 days after the operation the wound wound was opened and when it felt hot, the next day it was not hot anymore but still felt the surgical wound had not dried inside the skin while on the outside there was no liquid let alone the wound given betadine more felt still not dry in in. There are still outside skin sores that have not been covered or slightly open but not inside). How is that? and how to the inside of the skin that feels still wet to become dry? Thank you very much for the answer.
Hello Juneya, thanks for asking.
You must first distinguish a wound that 'feels wet' or a wound that does 'look wet'. It is rather difficult to judge because such things must be seen and examined directly. Normally functioning nerves, nerve cells that can feel wet or not only found on the surface of the skin, not on the inside / under the skin. So that the sensation of wetness is only possible when the surface of the skin is exposed to a liquid. Maybe what you mean is a sensation like there is liquid under the skin right where the stitches are. If there is indeed fluid at the suture site, whether it is tissue fluid, blood, or pus, then the fluid should leak out of the suture scar.
Stitches that have not closed completely can indeed occur, although generally not fatal. But you still have to keep the wound clean. Try not to make the wound moist or wet, cover the wound with clean gauze. If you are able, you can clean the wound with clean gauze moistened with boiled water, then apply antiseptic liquid, and close the wound again. Healing wounds for each person is certainly different in duration. Expand to eat animal and vegetable protein, vegetables, and fruit, so that the cell repair process occurs more quickly. Avoid consumption of soda, alcohol, caffeine first, and avoid cigarettes. If after a week your wound does not close, or if there is pain, redness, swelling, pus, and unpleasant odor, immediately return the control to your treating doctor.
Hopefully this answer can help you a little. Regards.