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I’ve got a question relating to the surgical wound, I’m post

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I’ve got a question relating to the surgical wound
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I’m post procedure and would like to know about wound cleaning
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I’ve got stitches at the moment and the procedure was done last Saturday
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Is it the absorbable stitch?

How big is the wound?

Is it under banadage?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I had a mole removal on the side of my foot. And the wound was partially closed with stitches and steri strips. I’m happy to send a picture if possible
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I cleaned it first time after two days but now I would like to know how can I care for it. Do I wash it every day? It’s very sensitive place and it heals so slow
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It’s covered with simple absorbing dressing
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Please post a pic of the concerned area to provide your with precise diagnosis and treatment plan.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

It is healing well.

You can clean the area with Salt water and apply Bacitracin ointment with dressing daily.

Should heal in 7-10 days.

The stitches should be removed after a week.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Can I clean the wound daily?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
also with regards ***** ***** partial open area, would this heal on its own?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Yes it will close in 2-3 weeks

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Just keep it covered for this time?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Yes better

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thank you doctor
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

welcome and best wishes