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Surgery and Infection by Fuck Ninnerbanks - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:49:32 EST ID:TYRR92s5 No.54839 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I have recently (this weekend) undergone minor surgery to stitch up my ear after the top was split due to being attacked with a knife and I'm on clarithromycin to prevent infection and I was wondering, out of paranoia, how I would know if the wound was infected. I am obviously concerned about it healing properly and getting in touch with the surgery clinic has been a nightmare. I've been using an ointment regularly to stem off infection but was wondering, would it be obvious if there was an infection? I've never had anything like this before.

Photo is my ear post operation.
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Fuck Ninnerbanks - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:51:57 EST ID:TYRR92s5 No.54840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>54839

Pre-op for anyone interested
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Betsy Menderlare - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:29:48 EST ID:NHGTafh1 No.54841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it would be obvious. keep it clean and disinfected. if there is no unusual changes in color surrounding it you are fine. looks like top notch stitching to me.
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Fuck Ninnerbanks - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:26:14 EST ID:TYRR92s5 No.54843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54841

This may sound stupid but they told me to avoid touching the area unless it is to apply the ointment, but I'd assume I'd have to clean the area regularly as well with water?
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Betsy Menderlare - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:54:54 EST ID:NHGTafh1 No.54844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54843

yes, clean water and soap. obviously be very gentle, and it is going to sting because it is not healed. you can use hydrogen peroxide if you have viking blood in your veins, but let me tell you that will burn like fire, but guarantee to sanitize it.
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Samuel Muzzlewodge - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:12:42 EST ID:NHGTafh1 No.54851 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54839

i just want to restate that is some really impressive stitching they did, you should be happy about it. i worked in an ER for a year and i saw a few ears and noses stitched back together and it was rarely as neat as yours. it will obviously have a scar but it should heal very well and be not very noticeable.
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Nathaniel Brangerwater - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:30:27 EST ID:PATtkuQB No.54875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54844
Hydrogen Peroxide is quick and easy but it destroys a lot of newly formed/healed flesh. I wouldn't use it.


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