So seven (or is it eight?) weeks after the Hidradenitis surgery, after things going so well, I noticed that my dressing was completely covered in a blue-green drainage two days running, plus the wound was getting quite sore.
I mentioned both of these things to the nurse at clinic this morning and as soon as she removed the dressing she said it was a Pseudomonas infection.
She covered the wound with iodine and I’ve got a general antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, until the swab results come back and show what specific antibiotic I need. She also told me not to look into things too much online as there is some quite frightening information out there. Anyway, hopefully we have caught it pretty quickly.
At least I know why I’ve been feeling so grotty though.
Edit: This post has been viewed many times by people wondering about Pseudomonas, so I have decided to add a photograph of the dressing and blueish discharge. I’m sorry if this grosses people out, but it may help others identify an infection before it gets too serious.