C Section wound

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  1. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    Hi Ladies

    I had a c section nearly 6 wks ago, not had my 6wk check yet but was wondering if any of you ladies suffered from a sweaty wound? Also sometimes i think it may smell a little. Any other c section ladies had this?
    There is no redness in fact wound looks very neat

    I am washing it 3 times a day with hot water with baby bath in it and cotton wool. Should i be worried?

    I have been under lots of stress lo was in hospital for 5wks and i spent all my time in hospital caring for him so have neglected my own health a wee bit.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    I had infections, but even after they cleared up.. I have skin that still needs to heal, and yes it smells! :)
     
  3. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    Thanks Tasha41 was really worried that i had turned into a smelly slob lol

    Thanks xx
     
  4. ellismum

    ellismum Ellis' mum!!

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    I dry mine with hair dryer on cold setting by lifting up the fold. Now its healed (It opened up 3 times!!) I use a tiny bit of baby talc, to keep it dry on hot days.
     
  5. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    Thanks ellismum, hairdryer is a good idea and the talc will def be getting used.
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    I shouldnt worry, it has been hot so it stands to reason that a scar under a belly will get a bit sweaty! I just used cotton wool and plain water on mine,and apart from it opening up in 2 places, I didnt have an infection.
    I just had standy up washes while it healed cos I read to avoid baths - but if you do bath avoid bublle bath etc till its totally healed. :hugs:
     
  7. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    Thanks Nospringchick, will stop with the soap, havent had a bath have been sticking to showers xx
     
  8. ellismum

    ellismum Ellis' mum!!

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    You're welcome hun x
     
  9. channy3232

    channy3232 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was like that. You get that little "flap" that hangs down over it, plus I'm not a skinny mini to begin with, so it doesn't quite dry under there. I was concerned that mine was infected because I could smell it when I was on the toilet, but my doctor said it was fine. What I actually did was I used those God awful pads from the hospital (they sent me home with the extra ones) Ya know, the ones that aren't sticky on the back. I used those to put horizontally across my incision and it kept it dry. I actually ran out, and had to go to the drug store and get more and they were expensive! Then I only used like 2 out of the package. So hopefully I'll have another baby and get some use out of them!
     
  10. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    Thanks channy had the doc yesterday for 6wk check and its all good as you say its that wee flap of skin that hangs over causing the bother xx
     
  11. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    Hairdryer! Or even just carry around paper towel, or something and dab it dry if you feel it getting a bit wet! I had the same problem!
     

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