I'm new and I got tons of questions to ask !

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by dexsky, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Monty

    Monty New Member

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    If the wound is COMPLETELY closed and healed, and has been for a while, then I would guess you can go into either type of water. But, if the wound is still healing and has opened up on you, I would stay away from lakes and pools. Even though the water may have salt or chlorine in it, there are lots of microbes and other things that could potentially get inside your wound and possibly cause an infection.

    If you're not sure, I'd wait until the wound was healed and stay healed and closed for a while before getting into water. Then try getting a bath first and see how it goes.
     
  2. dexsky

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    25g for 4€ dude you know that you need HUNDRED tubes of those honey rofl :D that's more or less same ain't it?
     
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    It's up to you you can get one tube and try it or will you have a wound for life that you will need to carry on buying it. Don't use it that much put it on every other day lol :D
     
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    I thought I would have to eat that honey and I love to eat :D u know :D:D.. Anyway should I try to eat 1 spoon of "bosnian honey" lol .. and I'll ask cousin which lives in Germany to find me that Manuka honey there must be store which is selling it in Frankfurt !
     
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    Alright I already asked but now I just wanna know YES/NO for cold shower,btw when I take shower I do it with normal water and that water goes to my "opened" wound and nothing happens . I just pack my [oyo]with that gauze and for now it's going good after 2nd open it's almost closed.. just tiny spot :D can't even see it until you don't look it better :D[:^]
     
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    If you have a small wound and I mean tiny then yes but ask you cousin nurse just to be on the safe side.
     
  8. dexsky

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    Well since yesterday I don't have wound anymore cause my cousin declared it "CLOSED" :D now I'll w8 few days if it doesn't open again and I'll go pool :D that's ok? :D

    ^.-

    Anyway I'm going to keep you updated how my healing process is going. :D
     
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    as long as its closed, i guess its ok to go in pool. i would try not to get it too moist if its just freshly closed as the moisture could pose a problem in keeping it closed. i'd ask a doc or your cousin just to be safe before swimming.
     
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    Congrats I guess you have definitely have a shower now :)
     
  11. dexsky

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    Just to tell you :D .. Today I went to campsite with my friends.. along with them we were 11 and I walked around 20km :D and I jumped few times to natural pool which is made in river :D and after that I enjoyed rest of day and had one more break in pool at my cousins place :) I checked up on my wound nothing "unusual" for today. I'll write if something unordinary happen. It's still closed and lookin good. I asked doc and cousin and they told me that "swimming" and going into "pool" is alright but if I want to be sure that I should w8 maybe few days like 1 week or so .. and I will w8 but I couldn't resist it today :D .. =D
     
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    That's great and you didn't experience any kind of pains or discomfort?
     
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    [:8)]that sounds promising. i'm very excited for you.
     
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    Answer to Maverick7 : Nop I didn't, not even anything :D Except some kind of adrenaline .. I didn't go to pool or jumped in water like 2 years :D and by the way .. water was cold as ice. hahaha :D I just jumped 2x on head and that was it .. like 10 mins spent in water .. anyway I wouldn't do it if it wasn't worth it :D hahaha .. now I barely can hold a glass of water coz I walked 20km + we had to carry around 50kg of supplies :D for grill and drink and other stuff .. and that was exhausting :D .. I feel pain all around my body .. but no pain at surgery area .. :D I hope everything's gonna be alright :D .. 2morrow I'll be 17 :D ..

    Thanks cricket1 :D I'm excited too :D
     
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    Well that definately sounds good. Cant wait for mine to be all closed and healthy.

    Anyway.. "Sretan Rodjendan" for you. (hope i got it right)
     
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    That's great news keep us updated
     
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    oops sorry for double post
     
  18. dexsky

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    Hvala (thanks) you wrote it correctly :D ... can't w8 :D
     
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    well to answer your question Maverick .. I visited "pool" today normal pool with a lot of people .. I didn't want to get in water I just had shower with their water once :D but at end I jumped 2x again :) no pain,no anything but some weird scratching ... but I felt that when I was walking back home .. after I jumped in that "pool" I went to take another shower .. I was in my swimming shorts so water didn't "touch" my wound directly but I felt it on my wound tough ..When I came home I had my wound showered (just [oyo] u know ) just in case that water at pool was not clean . Skin at wound is looking fine,no redness or something . It's looking normal .. I'll update again :).. This day was hot over 35°C :D .. btw I got question .. DOES TIME SPENT IN WATER affect my wound? IE if I stay 2h in water without getting out .. that will be bad for my wound or something ? [:^]
     
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    i'm not sure of the answer. u should ask your doc for sure. myself i wouldn't stay in that long but just because i'm worried about it softening my wound and breaking down from the moisture.

    was the pool chorinated? if so than i also had very bad itching after swimming in a chlorine pool too.
     

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