Treatment For Surgical Scars?
I want to ask after surgery for a lump in the neck (15 days ago), my neck still feels stiff and its innate stays bent for fear of anything happening to the wound from the surgery. Still can not look right and left because the wound along the front of the neck. The stitches were opened 5 days ago. What do the doctors think? And I want to ask for recommendations that are effective ointments to dry surgical surgical wounds (lumps in the neck). Thank you for the answer.
One of the actions after surgery is to sew a surgical wound, depending on its location can use sewing threads that are absorbed by the body or not absorbed by the body. If the sewing thread is not absorbed by the body, the thread will be removed several days later after the wound is fused or the two linked sides are already attached.
After removing the stitches, there should be no problem if you want to move the stitched part. This way you can start your head and neck exercises as usual. If you still feel stiff or painful, you should practice moving slowly and gradually yes.
Have you been given an ointment by a doctor? Generally the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic ointment for the stitched part that serves to prevent bacterial infection of the suture wound and condition that the wound will heal faster.
Here are some tips on caring for stitches that you can do:
Keep the wound dry, the stitches that have been removed can still be exposed to water but immediately dry with a sterile gauze or clean towel after contact with water yes Wash your hands before and after treating the stitches Apply ointment given by a thin doctor or to taste The stitches that have been removed are generally not need to be covered with gauze again, the most important is to keep the stitching area clean Increase the consumption of high protein foods to support the healing process. Get enough rest and avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks. Note the condition of the wound wound, immediately control to the doctor when you find the stitching area is red, swollen, very painful, pus, or smell Avoid exposure to sunlight in the suture area You should control again with the doctor who treats you on the schedule specified yes. Regarding the ointment, it would be better if you discuss directly with the doctor who treats you because the doctor is more familiar with the condition of your stitches. If after checking the wound is good and there is no infection or healing process goes well, then no need to give the ointment again. You do not need to worry and be afraid to practice moving as usual huh.
Hope it helps you,