Moms surgery on neck, 1 week post-op, concerned that it's very red. Is it healing properly or infected? (photos)
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Redness following mohs
Redness following any surgery, Mohs included, may indicate infection or dermatitis but needs to be evaluated by your surgeon.
I recommend you to discuss specific issues regarding your questions with your dermatologist.
It would be best to have the doctor that operated the site look at the wound in person. Signs of infection can be pain, redness, foul smell, or secretions. Redness can also occur at surgical sites as part of normal healing or around sutures, therefore it would be best to have the wound evaluated in person.
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