Surgical Wound Wounds Appear Yellow And Smelly?
Good Afternoon DokAda I want to ask about my former surgery which after 4 months ago surgery and my skin immediately used as a keloid surgery but suddenly it broke and initially released clear liquid but after it emerged yellow fluid and odor, but the discharge came out a little and had 3 days the stitches did not dry out, is it permissible to consume antibiotics that were purchased on a pharmacy? Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition that you are experiencing with a wound that is difficult to dry, a yellowish discharge, and smells, is most likely due to an infection in the area of the former operation. This can occur due to several causes, including lack of hygiene, not routinely changing bandages, bacterial infections of the skin, poor stitches, and so on.
Our advice, you should immediately return to your doctor to see the condition, and the new treatment is determined. For example, if there is dead tissue, the dead tissue must be removed first before giving antibiotics. Not to mention if there are open surgical wounds, suturing must be done again. Apart from that, even though this is most likely caused by bacteria, you still shouldn't buy antibiotics without a doctor's prescription. Antibiotics should not be consumed carelessly and a good pharmacy also actually should not be able to sell them freely to patients who do not carry a doctor's prescription.
This is because the use of antibiotics that are not wise and without prior examination can have a negative impact in the form of the formation of new types of bacteria that are antibiotic resistant. If all bacteria are antibiotic resistant, there is no drug that can treat bacterial infections.
So in your case, again our suggestion is to check your condition again with the doctor who used to treat you. In the meantime, make sure your wound is dry, and regularly cleaned. Do not take medicine without doctor's advice, and don't delay. If for one reason or another you cannot return to the same doctor, you can check with another surgeon by bringing all the medicines you have. So, hopefully answering your question.