C-Section Infection

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Registered: 12-13-2007
C-Section Infection
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 5:24pm
Has anyone else had a c/s infection? My scar got infected a week ago and I had full blown fever and chills. Saw the doc the next day and got on antibiotics. The drugs aren't helping! He's having me put heat on it 4 times a day which has caused some of the pockets of infection to spontaneously drain, but some of it still remains.

Had anyone else experienced this? Why are the antibiotics not helping? Is there anything else I should try?

I see the doc again tomorrow. I'm worried about what different antibiotics might mean for breastfeeding.
 Pregnancy Ticker
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Registered: 01-13-2009
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 8:25pm
I'm sorry you're dealing with this. I don't have any personal experience with it, but my SIL's incision became infected after her c. I just remember that her dr put her on antibiotics and bedrest.