Wound Care After Appendectomy?
. I want to ask this, right after surgery, for about a week, the ends of my stitches came out like chili seeds, then the ones in the middle swelled when I took a shower, bleeding from the swelling marks a lot, after deflated, my stitches had holes. I was so scared that I gave my herbal medicine and I put it on and I drank it on the wound, the hole finally closed, it’s been a month after the operation my stitches have closed again, do I no longer need to worry about my stitches? Please answer:)
Even though he has been allowed to go home after the appendectomy, the patient is still expected to return to the surgeon regularly to monitor progress and post-operative recovery. So that unexpected things like what Nabila experienced can be avoided. The area where the surgery was carried out can become festering due to infection, especially if the surgical wound is not kept clean or not properly maintained, the wound becomes perforated, it can be caused by loose stitches (can be due to untreated wounds, scratching, etc.). In addition, the wound becomes perforated, it can also be caused by the process of tissue decay.
It is hoped that Nabila will not have to worry too much, but it is highly recommended to return to the doctor for a check-up to be sure whether the current wound closure is really good or not, and to determine whether there is still infection in the surgical scar. And if it turns out that there is still an infection or the wound tissue has not closed properly then treatment or a medical action will be needed.
The tips for treating surgical wounds are:
Wash the surgical wound with sterile water then dry it with a bandage (not cotton) and tie a small amount of antibiotic ointment or povidone iodine solution and cover the wound with a bandage. Try not to get water on the surgical wound, if it gets wet immediately wash the wound and replace it with a bandage The use of herbal medicines in the form of creams, ointments, or liquids is not recommended to be applied to these parts, because it has not been scientifically proven for its benefits, in addition to the product it can be a medium for germs to grow Hopefully it's useful