I got MRSA at my tummy tuck wound, should I use wet or dry dressing? (Photo)

Got my tummy tuck out of the county a month ago. Now I found out that I have MRSA and I been taking antibiotics and also putting antibiotic cream on the wound. Should I use regular gauze or Petrolatum-impregnated gauze? I read that wound heals better in moist environment but is that ok for MRSA as well? Just afraid that the bacteria will like the wet and do not leave me alone!

Doctor Answers 4

Moist wound

Moist wounds do heal better.  You should also be followed by a surgeon who monitors your progress and directs your antibiotic therapy.

Napa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Wound care

Sorry to hear that you are having a wound problem.I recommend you contact your plastic surgeon and ask for his/her advice.  Each plastic surgeon has different preference and protocol in regards to wound care.  In addition, in-person examination of the wound and close follow-up will be needed.  Please ask your plastic surgeon for referral for local plastic surgeon who can evaluate your wound.Best regards.

Sugene Kim, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

TT wound healing

Thnk you for your question. I recommend to talk to your surgeon and follow  his.her instructions as everybody have their own way of treating. If you can not talk to them please see a local physician for assessment for local wound care and antibiotic management.

Ven Erella, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision

I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 87 reviews

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