Swollen Pus That Reappears After Tonsillectomy?
Excuse me, my sister after undergoing surgery for swelling in the neck due to tonsils, but the swelling reappeared and ruptured and then oozed pus, what should we do again? thanks.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Sore throat caused by tonsillitis is called tonsillitis. This inflammation will cause the tonsils to experience swelling and pain, but they can also cause fever, hoarseness, bad breath, coughing, and headaches. Some factors that can cause complaints include, food factors, cigarettes and acid cigarettes, weather, treatment of incomplete acute inflammation, poor oral hygiene, and so forth. Inflammation in the upper respiratory tract, one of which is tonsillitis can cause inflammation of the lymph nodes in the surrounding area, one of which is in the neck. Swelling and discharge of pus in the post-surgery wound indicate an infection of the wound. We recommend that you consult the doctor who performed surgery on your sister, the doctor will conduct a question and answer, physical examination, and some supporting examinations if needed such as blood tests, and others. Handling will be adjusted to the patient's condition and wound condition. You should do your own wound care at home before wound care at the hospital, some things you can do include:
Wash hands before and after cleaning the wound
Clean the wound with gauze moistened with 0.9% NaCl solution or an antiseptic solution such as povidone iodine
Apply the ointment your doctor prescribes to the wound and take medication regularly as directed
Change bandages every day or every bandage dirty / wet
Keep the wound dry
It is better to avoid holding or squeezing the area of the pus-forming lump because it can worsen the infection that occurs and prolong wound healing. Immediately consult a doctor about the condition. To speed healing, it is best to have healthy and nutritious foods, increase your consumption of water, get enough rest, and exercise regularly.
Thus, hopefully it helps.