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How can you prevent infection after surgery?

How can you prevent infection after surgery?

Get w/the Guidelines: Surgical infections have more to do with what i can do as a surgeon rather than anything my patients do. There are well-established guidelines that, when followed, can lower infection rates. These include using antibiotics within 1hr. Prior to surgery, appropriate skin cleansing, short operative times, and getting anything "foreign" (catheters, tubes, ivs, etc.) out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How can you prevent an infection after circumcision ?

How can you prevent an infection after circumcision ?

Infection unlikely: Penis has an exellent blood supply in boys & young men. Infection after circumcision is virtually unheard of. Vaseline type ointment containing antibiotic such as bacitracin, neosporin or triple antibiotic could be used. These ointments probably more useful as they prevent circumcison sutures from "catching" on the underpants. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time after orthopedic surgery can an infection develop?

Can you tell me how much time  after orthopedic surgery can an infection develop?

First 2 weeks: Generally, an infection will develop within the first two weeks after surgery. There are exceptions of course, we have seen a few people develop infections even 3-4 weeks following surgery. ...Read more

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How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

Multiple: Well cleaned preop bactrian nasally excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time careful prep of skin excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure ?ll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection: diabetes obesity contamination etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent any infection after circumcision?

Circumcision: Any surgical incision can become infected if not kept clean. Your urologist likely gave you instructions or the surgical facility likely gave you instructions. If you have none, contact either one of them. Cleanliness is important. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a sinus infection ?

How can you prevent a sinus infection ?

Use Saline Spray: One inexpensive way to help prevent sinus infections is to use a daily saline spray which you can buy over the counter. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

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How can a patient prevent contracting pneumonia after surgery?

Follow your surgeons: instructions.deep breathing. Using the respiratory "balls" and follow the respiratory therapist instructions ...Read more

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How to know if you have infection after hematoma after hernia surgery?

How to know if you have infection after hematoma after hernia surgery?

Classic signs: fever, increasing pain, increasing redness at the site/incision, chills, drainage of pus or foul smelling fluid from incision. If concerned, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you treat pain after circumcision?

Check w/your: Surgeon who should be able to provide you with whatever is appropriate for your pain relief. ...Read more

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What antibiotic can you safely take after having c diff 3 months ago? Also. How can you prevent recurrences?

What antibiotic can you safely take after having c diff 3 months ago? Also. How can you prevent recurrences?

Almost all : Antibiotics alter the healthy micro-flora in the gut and are therefore a setup for c diff. So none is completely safe. Probiotics or yogurt with active cultures may be of some help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a hydrocele?

How can you prevent a hydrocele?

No known ...: There has been no known way to prevent developing hydrocele since most of cases are idiopathic and primary. Occasionally, hydrocele may be secondary from infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, etc. So, ask Doc for detail timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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How long after an abscess lance can you return to work ?

How long after an abscess lance can you return to work ?

Depends: Depends on what kind of work you do, where it was lanced, how large it was, and if there were any complications or surrounding infection. Some i send the next day, some weeks later. ...Read more

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How long after an EP study/ablation can complications occur? How long does it take to heal and eliminate the risks?

How long after an EP study/ablation can complications occur? How long does it take to heal and eliminate the risks?

It is unlikely for: late complications following an EP study but it does depend a bit on exactly what was done, for what diagnosis and if any intervention such as device implantation or radio frequency ablation was performed. Without additional details a specific answer for your questions is not possible. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Void right after. If you need to void prior to intercourse do not completely void and finish soon after intercourse. Then go back and cuddle. Some people need to take a preventative dose of antibiotic w/ intercourse. Drink lots of fluids and don't postpone urination. ...Read more

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