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Q. How to treat cellulitis after surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Jain
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 24, 2022

Hi doctor,

I underwent gallbladder surgery before 16 days. There is an white discharge and pain in the incised area. Should I be concerned about the infection?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

According to your symptoms, it is cellulitis.

1. Clean the skin with Hydrogen peroxide.

2. Apply Betadine cream over the affected area.

3. Use a sterile bandage.

4. Eat capsule Clavam (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice daily for five days.

Send follow-ups daily in the evenings for five days.


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