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It is not uncommon to have mouth throat or chin discomfort from intubation, post surgery. While under general anesthesia, a tube is put down your throat to assist you in breathing and it can irritate your throat. This will feel better in about a week. However, what you are describing should be evaluated by a physician quickly to rule out infection or to begin treatment. Unfortunately, super infections can be picked up while a patient is in the hospital and, if so, it needs to be treated immediately. Initially you can go to your general practitioner for examination and evaluation, and if necessary he will refer you to a dermatologist or an infectious disease specialist. Please make an appointment as soon as possible.
By the way, anesthesia can make you dehydrated and you do need to drink more than usual.
I am fond of alternative therapy as well! (I am also a big user of blistex, but now I love Burt's Bees lip balm). If you have developed an infection, then I do recommend treatment.
I hope all will be well with you!
So your surgery was out of the USA, then. Honestly, I am so concerned about you, that I feel you must at least have a culture done of the blistered area. Herpes infection needs to be ruled out as well as any major germ (suberbug) that would require a very specific antibiotic to treat. This would be determined after cultures are done. In the meantime, be very careful not to spread the 'infection', by washing your hands very well and often. With your expertise, if you choose to take an antibiotic in the meantime, it can help, but you still need medical evaluation, because you very well may need a more specific antibiotic to treat the infection. You have indicated that there were signs of it spreading already.You can go to a dermatologist and explain your situation and see if they will work with you on financial matters or you can go to a walk in clinc or a local city or public hospital where they will treat you through the emergency room.
You're welcome. Please be well!
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Thank you very much!