12 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Sukriti Sharma
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C-section wound infection occurs post-cesarean delivery due to bacterial infection on-site if incision or cut. Such infection can lead to high-grade fever, abdominal pain, swelling of the wound, redness in the wound area, pain, bleeding from the site, etc.
In a few cases, it could also ooze out pus from the wound.
Women with diabetes, obesity, previous C-section incisions, immunosuppressive disorders, amniotic fluid infection during labor, excess bleeding during delivery, etc are at higher risk of developing a c-section wound infection.
It’s important to prevent such infection as it may lead to serious conditions.
A few ways to prevent c-section wound infection include:
• Maintaining good hygiene. Keeping the site of incision clean.
• Keeping the wound covered all the time as long as it’s advised by the doctor.
• Go for frequent visits to your doctor for a dressing change.
• Avoid hot tubs and baths. Prefer a sponge bath instead.
• Avoid swimming pools and saunas
• Applying medicated ointment to support healing as per prescription.
• Avoid scratching around the wound.
• Avoid applying lotions or oils on the wound without prescription.
• Avoid wearing figure-hugging or tight clothes.
• Keep a check on your body temperature on a timely basis. • Maintaining a good healthy diet.
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