I had neck surgery April 4th. My incision is still healing. The last two days I've had a very bad headache and not felt well. My skin from my shoulders to my head becomes hot and burns. This evening a stitch that had been protruding since the surgery came out along with yellow puss. The incision is still very sore and tender and I have several areas that are raised and stitches are visible below the skin. I located amoxicillin in my cabinet and have begun taking what I have of it. How serious could this be and can it wait until I am able to call the doctor's office Monday morning? I'm afraid the other raised areas where stitches are visible may also be puss filled as they too are tender and achy. Thank you - Amanda
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 32
peroxide, took one 500 mg Amoxicillin, was told at my "nurse" visit follow up two weeks ago NOT to put any antibiotic cream on the incision my complaint then and still is itching and burning
Greetings,The symptoms of headache, neck pain, puss discharge, very tender area- all suggest development of infection. The stitch area should be checked. Cleaning can be required. Amoxicillin may help. Other antibiotic can be required for infection to be controlled. It is safer to be checked doctor today morning without waiting for another day. If you have any query, please feel free to ask. It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.
25 years of clinical experience
Thank you very much this confirms what I was afraid of. I will contact the doctor's office and have the answering service get in touch with the oncall.
You are always welcome to JA. Yes, you should try to contact your doctor. Warm Regards.