The fingertip of the left little thumb has a bone comminuted fracture the size of a pen tip. There is a wound outside. The nail bed repair operation is done. The wound of the outer little thumb is sewn up in a circle and fixed in plaster after bandaging. I smoked two or three packs of cigarettes for five consecutive days after the operation. When I changed the dressing yesterday, the doctor said that the wound healed well, and then today someone said that I would have a second operation after smoking. Is this true
There should be no absolute medical basis for this. Smoking has some effects on the human body, but it doesn't mean that it will directly affect your recovery. If you smoke a lot, it must be bad. It will affect the wound and the whole body. Therefore, if you smoke, you still have enough to control your own level.
In this case, we should first pay attention to maintaining local cleanliness. Well, to avoid smoking and drinking, we should look at the specific recovery. Sometimes smoking and drinking are easy to affect, and we still need to go to the hospital for further examination. Take a look at the specific recovery.
For the situation you mentioned, smoking will lead to wound, delay healing, and affect blood circulation. According to your specific recovery during dressing change, it is not necessary to have a second operation, but it is recommended to quit smoking, reduce activities at ordinary times, pay attention to keeping warm, and eat more fresh vegetables and fruits