Precautions one must take after a surgery


While the patients can become careless after the surgery, it is equally important to take care of yourself then. Carelessness can rupture the wounds, cause infection, redness, burning sensations, bleeding etc. Although, the precautions may vary according to the wound but there are certain common steps that must be taken care of in all the cases-

  • Do not scratch, scrub or rub your incisions
  • Do not apply anything on it unless recommended by the surgeon
  • Keep checking any signs of infections
  • Medication must be properly taken as told by the doctor
  • Change the dressing as and when required
  • Consult doctor in case of any doubt
  • It should not be directly exposed to sunlight
  • Make sure it stays covered before you go out


There may be symptoms showing the signs of infections.

  • Change in size of the incision
  • Foul odor from the wound
  • Fever
  • Redness
  • Surrounding area gets hardened
  • An increase in yellowish and greenish discharge
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Increase in usual pain

As soon as any of these signs appear, make sure you consult your doctor to avoid any further complications.