The Wound Is Still Wet After The Surgical Removal Of The Tattoo On The Chest Arm To The Chest?
Tonight, I want to ask, on October 31, I underwent plastic surgery to remove the tattoo on my right arm to my chest, but until now the operated chest is still partially wet. r nThank you
Hello Randy Achmed, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
There are several medical ways to remove tattoos. The process of removing the tattoo certainly has its own risks. One of them is the emergence of scars due to these actions.
The process of wound healing is indeed different between each person. This is a normal variation, depending on wound care, the body's ability to heal wounds (blood clotting factors, cell formation functions, etc.), as well as complications in wounds (eg infected wounds due to unclean treatments, sutures on surgical wounds sewn off, etc.).
Wounds that are difficult to dry / wet wounds can also be caused by a number of things, for example wounds exposed to water continuously, parts of the skin where the wound is moist, gauze or bandages are not replaced regularly, and many more. To speed up wound healing, you can:
avoid exposure to water to wounds (eg covered with plastic wound when bathing) when exposed to water, immediately dry the wound gently (do not rub the wound because it can cause new trauma to the skin) clean the wound regularly and slowly, I suggest using normal saline solution (NaCl ) every 12-24 hours. After cleaning, the wound is dried again. Make sure your hands are clean before handling the wound, avoid clothes that are too tight because it can cause friction in the wound (especially your wound on the chest) and prevent wound healing immediately change clothes if the clothes are wet to reduce humidity, do not 'rubbing' / scratching the wound and affix fluids / other materials that are not hygienic or irritating (body heating oil, balm, etc.) multiply the consumption of protein (eg eggs, fish, etc.) Protein is needed by the body to accelerate wound healing, because in your condition the action is already running two weeks and the wound is still wet, do not hesitate to control it back to your plastic surgeon, especially if your wound continues to feel painful, swollen, oozing, pus, or even bleeding. Immediately check with your doctor to find out the cause and to be able to Immediately treated.Take medicine and do wound care in accordance with your doctor's advice.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and get better soon.
Also read: Old wounds heal, maybe this is why.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.