What is incision care?

Incision Care

How can you care for your incision after surgery?

Follow your doctor's instructions to care for your incision. If you didn't get instructions, follow this general advice. Change the bandage daily or more often if needed. Gently wash the area daily with warm water, and pat dry. You may shower 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Don't take a bath or swim until your doctor says it's okay.

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