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I have a small hole underneath my crease incision and a swab test confirmed staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii infections. I’m on my second course of antibiotics but I’m feeling a bit freaked out. The hole still hasn’t scabbed over, I’m not sure how long it’s supposed to take. I see my surgeon and his nurse again Monday. 

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8 hours ago, margaretriver said:

Oh no hun that’s terrible! They will reasses the wound once the infection has cleared up. How long is the “hole”? Hoping for quick recovery!! Yes 

It’s underneath the actual incision and it’s not too long. Maybe the length of a grain of raw rice. 

I should have stayed off google. I googled because I’ve never heard of Acinetobacter baumannii and I’ve read that plus staph are superbugs resistant to many antibiotics. I’m so glad that I called health direct for advice who told me to go see a gp immediately. 

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10 minutes ago, vlinder said:

PLEASE stay on top of this !!!

I have had a LOT of problems with this (as per my story)   and now, can't have more 'cosmetic' surgery ,.too risky.

But the good thing was, with my surgeon we got eventually on top of it.

I’ve been back to the walk in clinic and still have a temperature. I’ve been prescribed even more antibiotics. 

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3 hours ago, Cupcake85 said:

My surgeon saw me today along with his nurse and they were both happy with how I’m looking. Keep on top of taking my antibiotics and a follow up in another week. Basically because I had a spitting stitch (dissolvable) the bacteria was able to get in. 

Thank you for the update and that sounds promising and treatable!

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