Preventing C-Section Wound Infection

Preventing C-Section Wound Infection

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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