What's the best treatment for my open wound? (Photo)
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Open wound after TT
Open TT wound
moisten but dont soak the dressings , let them dry, then gently remove and change it. This should heal up without a problem and I dont think you need an antibiotic at this time.
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This is a common area of wound breakdown after TT surgery. It sounds like your surgeon has recommended traditional wound care instructions that typically work very well. The wound keeps clean with this technique and should not have an odor(as you stated). It will heal over time, then at some point further along when the skin has some slight laxity again, this small area of widened scar can simply be excised to obtain a more acceptable scar.
What's the best treatment for my open wound?
Appears as minor skin edge issue that wound care will help resolve. If you desire t speed up the process than PRP Infusion Therapy wth Red Laser light does quicken the healing. But the fees per session is $500. At least 4 to 8 sessions are needed...
You have a minor wound separation
Small separation after TT
Your early result looks very encouraging. Small separations like the one in your picture are quite common. At present there are no obvious signs of infection so antibiotics are not necessary. If you take antibiotics you will cause the bacteria that colonise the wound to become resistant to that antibiotic. If you then get an infection it will be more difficult to treat.I would take your PS advice with dressings and usually these will heal up a couple of weeks. If it shows signs of getting worse then you should go back to your plastic surgeon.