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Open wound after thigh lift

Hello. I am 12 days post op. My sutures are still hanging there because the doctor said we should wait for the infected wound to heal. He just prescribed antibiotic for 5 days, as i?m through day 4 i don?t think the wound is getting any better, it actually looks worse. I kept asking him if i should take care of the wound in any way since it?s in a very sensitive area, but unfortunately he said just water and to keep it uncovered. I am in severe pain, can?t sleep, can?t get back to work and i?m cluless of what to do for rapid healing. P.S i have undergone breast implants at the same time and i dont have a problem there. Sutures were removed yesterday. Thanks in advance.

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