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Show less Simple activities of daily life can quickly become difficult and frustrating when recovering from a surgical procedure, and bathing and showering are no exceptions. Since most surgical incisions need to be kept dry, proceed with a shower only according to the specific instructions from your doctor. These instructions may include waiting a specified amount of time before showering, carefully covering the incision, or both.
Depending Sex nach der Operation hydrocele the type of surgery, normal bathing routines may now be awkward due to restricted movements, plus it may be difficult to safely navigate the small shower space. Proceed with bathing and showering in a safe way, to prevent both infection and injury. To take a shower after surgery, it's important that you follow your doctor's instructions, which will depend on the type of surgery you had and how your incision was closed.
In general, if your incision was closed Sex nach der Operation hydrocele liquid tissue glue, you should be able to shower normally after 24 hours. However, if your incision was closed with sutures, you may need to keep it Sex nach der Operation hydrocele for several days.
In that case, take a sponge bath instead or talk to your doctor to see if it's safe to cover the incision so it stays dry while you shower. To learn how to prevent an incision from getting infected, scroll down. Categories: Recovery from Surgery. Log in Facebook Sex nach der Operation hydrocele Google Loading Civic Loading No account yet?
Your doctor knows the extent of the surgery, and how to best proceed with the next steps in the healing process. Each doctor has clear directions for you to follow for the first few days after surgery, including instructions for when it is safe to start bathing and showering.
The directions are largely based on the type of surgery that was performed and the way the incision was closed during surgery. The instructions about bathing and showering were provided at the time of your discharge. Contact your doctor promptly if this information has been misplaced, so you can prevent infection, avoid injury, and move forward with your recovery.
Understand how your incision was closed. Knowing more about the method used to close your incision may help to prevent injury and infection. This can be accomplished by continuing to take sponge baths, or by covering the area when showering. Wash the area gently. Sex nach der Operation hydrocele the incision does not need to be covered, take care to avoid scrubbing the area or rubbing it with a washcloth.
Let clean water gently run over the area. Dry the incision area Sex nach der Operation hydrocele. Once you have showered, remove any coverings that may be over the incision like gauze or a Band-aid, but not closure stripsand be sure the incision area is dry. Gently pat the area with a clean towel or gauze pads. Avoid picking at the incision and allow scabs to remain until they naturally fall off, as they help to prevent the incision from further bleeding.
Apply only prescribed creams or ointments. Avoid using any topical products on the incision unless you are specifically directed to do so by your surgeon. Antibiotic creams or ointments may have been recommended as part of the dressing changes, but use topical products only if you were instructed to do so. After the time limit has passed for keeping the area dry, it is ok for the wound closure strips to get wet; however, they should not be removed until they are falling off.
Keep the area dry if your doctor instructed you to do so. Keeping the incision area dry, which may mean delaying your shower for 24 to 72 hours after your surgery, is thought to help prevent infection and promote healing. Cover the incision. Depending on the specific instructions provided by your surgeon, you may be able to shower when you feel up to it, if the incision is at a place on your body where you can carefully cover the area using a waterproof material. Most surgeons will provide clear instructions for methods they prefer to cover the incision while showering.
Use clear plastic wrap, a trash bag, or a cling-type wrap, to completely Sex nach der Operation hydrocele the incision.
Use medical tape around the edges to prevent water from seeping inside the covered area. For shoulder and upper back areas, in addition Sex nach der Operation hydrocele the cover placed on the incision, a garbage bag draped like Sex nach der Operation hydrocele cape can be helpful in keeping water, soap, and shampoo away from the area as you shower. For a chest incision, drape the bag more like a bib. Take a sponge bath.
Until your instructions indicate you can proceed with a shower, you can feel more refreshed by taking a sponge bath and still keep the incision dry and unaffected.
Dry yourself with a clean towel. Avoid taking Sex nach der Operation hydrocele bath. Most surgeons recommend taking a shower once the time limit required to keep the area dry has passed, and you feel up to it. Take quick showers. Most surgeons recommend taking showers that last about five minutes until you are stronger and the incision is healing. Provide stability. Have someone with you at all times during the first few times you shower on your own.
Position yourself so the incision faces away from the water stream. Sex nach der Operation hydrocele a Sex nach der Operation hydrocele flow of water directly against the incision. Adjust the water stream before entering the shower to provide a comfortable temperature and adjust the flow of the water to protect the incision.
Recognize the symptoms of infection. Infection is the most common complication that develops from having surgery. And, sadly, about 10, of those people with die from that infection. Know if you are at higher risk of infection. Some characteristics and situations make people more likely to develop an infection, or to Sex nach der Operation hydrocele their incision re-open, than others. Some risk factors include being obese, having diabetes or a weakened immune system, malnutrition, taking corticosteroids, or smoking.
Take precautions regarding basic hygiene. General steps you can take at home to help prevent infection include washing your hands thoroughly and often and always using clean supplies during dressing changes and after showering to pat the area dry. Smoking slows down the healing process,  depriving the healing tissues of oxygen and potentially causing infection.
Call your doctor if you develop a fever. Call your doctor if the incision starts to bleed. Wash your hands thoroughly, and apply gentle pressure using clean gauze pads or clean towels.
Contact your doctor immediately. Apply gentle pressure and wrap the area with clean, dry gauze until you can get to your doctor or to another medical facility to have the area examined. Seek medical attention if you develop any unusual symptoms. If you develop abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, or jaundice, which means yellowing of the skin or eyes, see a doctor as soon as possible. Cover the port completely using press and seal wrap. If possible, use a handheld showerhead and aim the water away from the port.
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