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Wound infected!

Hi all I’m 2 weeks 2 days post op , I went to my doctor as my belly button wound was very yuky / green pus and crusty I was given a antibiotic cream to put over it, it’s not any better , I still have my stitches as they haven’t dissolved yet my Bikin line is ok that’s more itchy and red that anything ... how long should it take for the stitches to dissolve, I forgot to ask my doctor wen I seen her 🙈 x

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Ahh noo :(

My belly button went horrible, not as bad as yours. I found something that works though: colloidal silver is a natural antiseptic, its watery and dries natural so doesn't make sores all wet like creams do, you can get it from amazon, I got the spray and put that on all my incision sites (we use the gel for camping!), then for the belly button get a piece of dressing (like the inside of plasters, the stuff in your first aid kit) spray colloidal silver on it and shape it so it sits inside the belly button (only an very small amount) and then put micropore tape over (breatheable plaster). The silver helps healing, the dressing keeps the sides of skin separated, and the air can filter through to help healing. I changed it twice a day and it healed after 4 days; if it doesn't come out easily just add more colloidal silver spray to wet the dressing).

Just remember to air all your cuts, as the bacteria that grows without air is awful and difficult to get rid of. Let your natural bacteria be there too, don't over wash or scrub.

I asked my specialist about stitches in my belly button he says it can take anywhere from three weeks to two months to dissolve! Mine took three weeks ish

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Aww I will go onto amazon will defo try this! I’ve been letting air not had any dressing on it for around week and half, I’m surprised the infected cream has not helped , thanks for your advice I will give that a go 😘

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I found creams don't help as they don't let the wounds dry, they also dissolve the scab making it worse :( some people have a sensitivity to the stuff in the creams

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Tea tree oil works well as an antiseptic, as well as witch hazel, they both stink though!

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