Surgical Aftercare

Surgical Aftercare

How you take care of your body after your surgery can determine the end results you achieve. Recovery is just as important as the surgery, especially since most of your recovery takes place at home, without the supervision of the doctor, apart from regular check-ups. Taking a few steps can turn your recovery around and ensure that you heal in a smooth way without any complications occurring.

Recovering at home

  • Avoid doing any heavy work or exercise, as it could put a strain on your body and disrupt the healing process
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out the medications from your system to keep your body healthy
  • You are likely to feel tired and experience discomfort and pain in the first 2 days post your treatment. Make sure to get enough rest.
  • Do not sign any documents or take any major decisions in the first 24 hours following the procedure
  • Arrange for a friend or family to take care of your children for at least 2 days after the treatment, in order for a good initial recovery
  • Make sure to take all the medicines prescribed to you and follow the necessary after-care advice

The effects of Anesthesia

You may experience some side effects of anesthesia in the first 48 hours after the procedure, which is quite normal. Symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, headache, and sore throat will surface, which eventually subside in a few days, and can also be controlled by medication prescribed by the doctor. Make sure to drink plenty of water to flush the anesthesia out of your system as soon as possible. Make sure to consult our experts if you have any queries about anesthesia and its effects, and they would love to answer your questions and guide you through any issues you face.

Tips for Caretakers

As a caretaker, you are responsible for the patient’s safety and recovery for a minimum of 24 hours following the procedure. At Heal and Care, we are aware that you may not be aware of all the steps to take and watch out for while caring for the patient. These are some tips that you should know, in order to take care of your patient smoothly.

  • Avoid using public transport to and from the healthcare clinic. Opt for private transport, preferably a car, instead.
  • Ensure that the patient drinks plenty of fluids, especially water, to flush out the effects of antibiotics and anesthesia from their system. Soups and juices are easy to drink and nutritious as well.
  • Help the patient with housework such as cooking, cleaning, etc. as they may be weak and unable to exert themselves
  • Administer the appropriate medication on time
  • Prohibit the patient from drinking any alcohol for at least 48 hours after the surgery
  • Help them with bathing, changing clothes, etc., in case they need it
  • Keep asking them if they need additional help with anything, and if they feel good

These tips can ensure that you have a smooth recovery at home, feeling fit and fine to resume your daily life in no time. Get in touch with our experts for any queries on your recovery at home.

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