Cómo curar la herida de la cesárea

If your baby was born by surgical intervention, it is normal that you wonder how to heal the wound of the cesarean section and is that it effectively requires specific care, as surgery is. In the hospital or clinic will put a dressing on the wound to ensure that the area does not become contaminated and will not be removed so that the area does not become contaminated.

How to heal the wound of the cesarean section

  • You'll need to continue with the healings that take place in the hospital, in your home, as you have indicated.
  • It is essential that a good cleaning of the area, keeping clean the wound with soap and water.
  • You should not rub it, but clean it carefully and dry it the same way.
  • It is not advisable to use povidone-iodine, it is best that you use another type of antiseptic such as chlorhexidine.

The healing of the wound should heal in about 10 days, provided that there is no bleeding, swelling or pus. In the beginning it can be painful. In this case, we will prescribe a pain reliever you can take while breastfeeding.

You must keep in mind that the sensation of pain varies from one woman to another, and even in the same woman (the first cesarean has a longer recovery painful). With the passage of time you will notice a numbness in the area and prescindirás of the drugs. You should know that even when it healed the wound it is common to experience some degree of pain, itching, lack of sensation, or other discomforts. Have patience as the symptoms associated with an operation takes a little longer to go away.

Also read: breastfeeding could prevent 800 thousand child deaths and more than 20 thousand deaths from breast cancer

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