Huang Wei Ling
Infectologist, General Practitioner, Nutrition Doctor, Acupuncturist, Pain Management, Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Huang Wei Ling, Infectologist, General Practitioner, Nutrition Doctor, Acupuncturist, Pain Management, Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Received: July 27, 2018; Published: August 14, 2018
Citation: Huang Wei Ling. “Could Postsurgical Nosocomial Cellulitis be Treated without the Use of Antibiotics?”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.9 (2018).
Introduction: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin that typically happens after a break in the epidermis. Being surgery a major risk factor for any type of skin infections, nosocomial cellulitis is a common postoperative complication. The main source of cellulitis infections is found in two strains of bacteria: Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Postsurgical Nosocomial Cellulitis can be treated without the use of antibiotics.
Case Report: A Case report of a patient D. S., 36, male, broke his leg in a motorcycle accident. After one week, he underwent surgical operation to fix the bone using a tibia intramedullary nail. Prophylactic antibiotic was prescribed as routine, as well as continuous use of anti-inflammatory medication. Two weeks later, he started to feel pain, hyperemia, edema and a purulent secretion in the surgical scar. Despite several new antibiotics, the infection would not stop progressing. Lab test resulted in Staphylococcus aureus. With no improvement, the patient sought another kind of treatment, consisting of eliminating all allopathic medication, starting acupuncture sessions, Chinese dietary counselling and homeopathic medication.
Findings: He started to improve immediately during the treatment. The pain diminished, the secretion dried, and the reddish swelling disappeared.
Conclusions: The conclusion of this study is that we can treat Postsurgical Nosocomial Cellulitis without the use of antibiotics. To achieve this goal, the treatment was based on observing the energy imbalances of Yin, Yang, Qi, Blood and Heat Retention and treating the patient’s imbalance through acupuncture, dietary counseling and homeopathy. As once said Hippocrates, “It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has”. An Einstein quote was also considered by the physician in the treatment’s reasoning: “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.
Keywords: Nosocomial Cellulitis; Antibiotics; Energy; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture; Diet; Apex Ear Bloodletting, Homeopathy; Postsurgical Infection; Galen; Hippocrates; Albert Einstein; Arndt Shultz’s Law
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