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Hospital infections...what causes them

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by andyhawkx3, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. andyhawkx3

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    My wife had a cyst (Thursday), removed that had this is the second time, from the same place, 1st time (the same bl**dy, surgeon) I must not have got, all the root:(...anyway, we where told, do not get the area wet, or change the bandage for 48hrs, so this morning I scrubbed my hands, took off the old bandage, and replaced it with, the sterile bandages we where given, within the hour, Pat was complaining with extreme, irritation around the wound area, so l phoned the district nurse, for advice, telling there was a lot of redness, under the bandage sticky tape, we asked if we could use, our own sterile bandages..she agreed, this is a picture of the stitches, notice the redness...
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    The point is, Is it the bandages that is causing the infections.... well look at what the bandage is doing, it causing an inflammation around the wounded area, and because its sealed all around, the inflammation heads towards to wound..its a theory :confused:
     
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    You are right, any exudate (pus) coming from a wound or signs of redness is a classic sign of infection. May be down to the bandage but is very unlikely as they are sterile dressings which have been packed and sealed at sight of manufacture.
    More than likely, the source of infection is from the surgeons tools/hands or clothing.
    Nothing a dose of flucloxacillin 250mg two four times a day for a week wont sort out.
     
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    Just noticed the date of post!
    Doesn't anybody reply to these matters lol.
     
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    Its was the sticky part, of the dressing that caused the redness, stuck 1 of them to my arm, and hit also got inflamed. makes you wonder doesn't it:(
     
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    I work at a company that makes all sorts of surgical blades Andy, so you can imagine how easy it is to get major, and more frequently, minor cuts. The plasters we have to hand in the local first aid boxes do the same to me, so I keep some of my own hyperallergenic ones handy.
     
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    I wondered why you where so sharp sometimes, you've been in the knife draw again, mate:D...joking apart, it is the adhesive:up:
     
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    Agree mate,the adhesive might have caused an allergic reaction.
    Nothing a good antihistimine wont sort out and as far as what richie says,check first if you can handle that antibiotic cos if your allergic to penicillin then a Dihydrostreptomycin sulphate based antibiotic is what you need!.;)
     
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    When my tummy wound got infected the doctor said I did nothing wrong with the way I dressed it. Bet the damn infection came from the hospital itself, they are full of them :eek:
     
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    i hate them things me
     
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    me mam was in hospital sepember last year . she was in there because she had had 2 brain hemrages and spent about 3 weeks in intensive cear and then spent another 6 weeks in another 2 wards before bin moverd to another hospital . while she was in the high dependency ward she had to have an arterial line in wich gos into the artery in 1 of your arms , now me dads in the medical profetion and has worked in most areas in the hospital . and he told me that they have to change that line every 48 hours or so .1 day i went in to see her and they were just in changeing it and 3 days later she still had the same line in . she very soon contracted a infection in the arm the line was in .. the hospital thort it was m.r.s.a and the moved her to another hospital .. it soon came out that it was no m.r.s.a it was because some ******* idiot had put a dirty needil into her ard :mad::mad:
    and now because the infection caused a blood clot he right arm is now pretty much useless
     
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    you come out with more diseases then you went in with
     
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    ohh ya do but when ya think about it there is no place dirtyer than a hospital . all it is is a brick box full of desises and germs
     

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