Going on holiday with an open wound

Rowan

New Member
I am going to Mexico on the 9th September and still currently have a wound which requires daily packing and dressing. My partner is happy to do this while we are away and I have the relevant insurance which cover this condition.

But I want to know, has anyone been on holiday with this and is it a good idea?

Thanks
 

Painintheass2

New Member
I am going to Mexico on the 9th September and still currently have a wound which requires daily packing and dressing. My partner is happy to do this while we are away and I have the relevant insurance which cover this condition.

But I want to know, has anyone been on holiday with this and is it a good idea?

Thanks
I went to Kos on holiday last year and had a wound which required daily packing and dressing. The nurses said to avoid swimming in case of infection but I did swim in the sea without any issues. I changed the dressing and packing twice a day myself. Just make sure you take plenty of extra dressings with you to last for the whole holiday. I honestly didn’t have any issues at all. Go for it! Have a great holiday!
 

Rowan

New Member
Thanks for the reply! Did you clean straight away after being in the sea? And how was flying with an open wound?
 

Painintheass2

New Member
Hi glad I could help. Travelling with a pilonidal sinus isn’t ideal but I managed. I just had to get up a few times on the flight as the seats on planes aren’t particularly comfortable. I took plenty of painkillers for if I needed them. I used to shower and do my dressing in a morning before we went anywhere, leave that dressing on all day, then when we got back in the evening, I had another shower and put a clean dressing on. It’s not ideal but I didn’t let it ruin my holiday. As long as you keep the wound covered it should hopefully prevent any infection.
 

Rowan

New Member
That’s great thank you. That is the normal routine I do anyhow and my partner will be packing it, I have the relevant insurances that cover this condition. What would you think about swimming in the pool and sea?
 

Painintheass2

New Member
I swam in both the sea and swimming pool and didn’t have an issue. I don’t think you’ll have any problems at all. I just wasn’t going to let my wound spoil my holiday.
 

Rowan

New Member
Ok that’s good to hear that the pool didn’t effect you as it’s a big part of the holiday!! Thank you so much for your help it’s massively appreciated
 

Painintheass2

New Member
I hope you enjoy your holiday. I’m facing my fourth procedure in a few weeks so haven’t been able to book a holiday this year. It’s important not to let this condition rule our lives. I refuse to let it get in the way of living my life as much as possible. A positive outlook always helps.
 

Painintheass2

New Member
So sorry I haven’t replied having a family crisis at the moment. As for doing any activities in the water, I didn’t do any but there is no reason why you shouldn’t if you want to. It’s all about how you feel. I don’t think it would do any harm anyway. Hope you have a great holiday!
 
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