Mine is not swollen but is pink around it. My neighbor is a dermatologist and she thinks it looks like an infection may be starting and I should call my ENT tomorrow for an antibiotic. Can anyone tell me how an infection looks when it starts?
You just had your surgery...it will be pink for a couple of weeks...I was told to watch for oozing from the stitches...Are your stitches out yet? You can't put anything on until your stitches are out. When mine came out the surgeon had me put on Bacitrin (it's like Neosporin)...And after a few weeks I started the Mederma on the scar. Hope this helps!
Mine was pink, swollen, and sore for months after both surgeries. My surgeon gave me antibiotics in the IV during both surgeries. I wouldn't have known if I didn't ask so you may have had antibiotics too (I was told it is standard practice at my hospital).
I had a wound infection that were stitch abcesses.
IMPORTANT: If you see any kind of red streaking that goes away and outward from the wound it is very important you go to a Dr. immediately.
Sounds like it is the wound healing and there usually can be a rim of pink along the border of the wound. Like new skin but very pink.
My infection started with intense itching and hot, tenderness .... then it went on to develop into a boil and weeping area. I was put on very strong oral antibiotics immediately and eventually it all calmed down.
Any kind of discharge/oozing other than the normal small am't you can get is another red flag to call/see your Dr.
Believe it or not this was like 7 weeks post op or something like that!!!!
I've had many mole excisions with 12-15 stitches and I *think* I know the pink you are referring to ... it may be skin around wound that is etiher new or irritated by the whole process, but call your Dr. to be certain.
I, too, had IV antibiotics I think .. I had asked about that, too when in the hosp as found it odd not taking any as usually I take them about my mole excision and/or any kind of surgery to the skin.
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