Is Rx Celacyn Gel (hypochlorous acid) better for surgical wounds than Vaseline, Bacitracin, or Mupirocin?
Los Angeles, CA
4 months ago
This is a new Rx product, and hypochlorous acid formulations have been around for a while (Puracyn is another - over the counter). I have had wound separation in a very problematic area. The surgeon has had to debride & cut a new wound entirely (much larger) with vertical mattress sutures (internal vicryl and external nylon). If this separates again, there's barely any skin left there to close it a second time (am not diabetic / smoker - just unlucky). What else can I do to help this heal?
Doctor Answers 1
Scar therapy and local wound care
Wet to dry or Dry to dry dressings work well initially. I would recommend a plastic surgery eval to determine the best local wound care.
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