Old wound seems infected

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-10-22 16:17:41 -0500
Started 2009-10-21 18:54:42 -0500

Hiya all, hate this topic but nervous cuz not to be nasty but my old wound has puss in it as my husband sees' it. He and I just got back together recently so this is new for him, I will call the Wound Center in the am about an appointment to see what's up, any ideas though? I have been sick, on prednesdone and antibiotic now for wheezing, just had the pneumonia what 3 weeks ago, and found out I had a heart attack in the past sometime. *sigh* And this area happens to be the hind end type…so yay! Nice honeymoon period for my husband and I eh? lol If I don't laugh I am going to scream. My skin is pretty sore all over between the legs, etc right now too but I have really been walking my rear off so I am sure that's why. Sorry to complain, just needed to vent and talk to my family and friends here. Thanks for any information or support back! Hugs! Sheila

5 replies

Sarguillo 2009-10-22 16:17:41 -0500 Report

Yes, hope the wound clears up soon. If you have access to a pool, swimming in a heavy clorinated pool tends to help heal wounds also. it kills anything that is living in those wounds. But make sure the owner of pool knows about it first, they might get squeemish if they find out you got in pool with a wound.

Harlen 2009-10-21 21:31:34 -0500 Report

Hi Sheila
Wound care is what I do for a lot of frends I am x-mill so it was one of the things I needed to know
for me what I do is kleen it with hydrugen proxside andd I know I cant spell.then I us 3 in 1 ointment
it the wound isnt to deep and then get MED CARE ASAP
Hugs and I hope you get better soon

ptsparkle 2009-10-21 20:13:58 -0500 Report

When you go to wound center, and/or Dr. ask about the wound vac. This attaches over the wound and pulls a constant pressure to promote nice red, granulated tissue.
I guess it depends on the size and depth of wound. Found out last week the one I was on(KCI) they charge $146.00 a day.! That gave me a heart attack
If you need more info, let me know.

jigsaw 2009-10-21 19:21:52 -0500 Report

Sounds like it's time to take a nice warm bath! Definitely one of the few times relaxing sounds like a better idea then walking. Seriously though, I hope you feel better and heal quickly!!!

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