i'm 16 days post op, is my incision infected? (photo)
6 months ago
Hi , 16 days PO I'm a little concerned my incision doesn't look good i clean it every day first I swipe with Alcohol pad then apply Neosporin then place gauze over it I wore my garnent for 1 day & the next morning I woke up with my wound looking like this. There's no fluid leaking I do not have a fever . As far as pain it doesn't hurt but when pressure is put on it , it stings. I have not tried to sit nor have I layed on my back I just started to bend over. I finished all my antibiotics .
Doctor Answers (3)
Concerns for infection should be addressed by the operating surgeon.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
If you are concerned about the incision and wondering if it is infected, it is best to see your surgeon in person to rule out any problems.
Whenever there is a concern for infection it is always best to see your operating surgeon for a direct physical exam and perform additional tests as necessary.
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