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i have just undergone vats with pleurodesis 16 fays ago. it's been 11 days since the chest tube was removed but the wound is still fresh and it still hurts. There was no medicine given for the fast healing of wound, and the medicine given as pain reliever was non-steroidal anti inflammatory. I have read that anti inflammatory medicine is not recommended after pleurodesis. Why was it prescribed to me by my surgeon? And what medicine did you take for the fast healing of wound?

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    Hi rosalyn , my son had surgery on both sides . He was given pain reliever to take once home . Told to stay away from anti imflammatory medicine , as it would have reverse effect to what the surgery was doing. He was given honey dressings to use , which help healing . They were great . Healing does take quite a bit of time . I would visit your local nurse , just to get wound checked , and also enquire about the honey dressing . Take Care

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