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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 15:32 PM   1
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cleaning incision??


They told me to let water run over it in the shower and pat dry but now that my stomachs gone down theres a bit of an overhang on my scar and im worried about it getting infected as i did a lot of housework earlier and it started to feel a bit sticky and because of the overhang im worried its not getting air needed to heal or enough water on it in the shower and am not too sure how to look after it!



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 22:16 PM   2
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My doctor told me to use my hair dryer on low on the scar a few times a day. Worked great at keeping it dry and I didn't have to wipe it. In the shower I lightly pulled up on the overhang so the water could run over the scar.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 04:58 AM   3
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I just shower and pat mine dry. I have the overhang too. Just want to let you know that the overhang should go away in time. Mine did with my first section.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 10:46 AM   4
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I just shower and pat mine dry. I have the overhang too. Just want to let you know that the overhang should go away in time. Mine did with my first section.
Thank you!! I was trying not to stress about it but its hard and I don't know anyone who had a section it was freaking me out because I've never been thin but never had this loose overhang either! Hope it goes away soon it has already improved a little so fingers crossed!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 17:37 PM   5
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My doctor also told me that I could cover the area with a thin layer of gauze (and to change that every few hours) to absorb moisture



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2013, 11:50 AM   6
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Shocker you are right to be concerned. Mine got infected as I didn't pat dry after baths and showers / getting hot etc. It cleared up in a week with antibiotics but what i did was pat it dry with kitchen towel folded over ifykwim and then i applied folded over gauze (got it from a chemist) and attached it with surgical tape. This soaked up any sweat etc and worked a treat. I wore loose clothes and didn't do anything to make me sweaty for a week. I also put the cold hairdryer on it 2x a day. Oh and in the shower i used Carex handwash! by putting it over my lower tummy and letting it run down ifykiwim? Doctor at hospital examined me on Friday as I wanted my scar checked out as I was finishing the anti b's and she said it had healed beautifully. NO ONE told me how to care for my scar when I left hospital



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 11:36 AM   7
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My doc told me to use surgical spirits and 5 cotton balls. With the first 4 cotton balls you dip it in the surgical spirits and clean the incision. With the last cotton ball you pat the incision dry. Do it 3 times a day



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 22:46 PM   8
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I used to clean it after a shower with rubbing alcohol. Not much, just a little. I would pat it on there with a cotton ball. My scar healed very fast and I too had the overhang. It has already started to go away so don't fret, it won't be there for too much longer.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2013, 14:47 PM   9
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My midwife told me to have a warm bath and add 6 drops of tea tree oil to the water. It worked beautifully, however you need to wash it off your boobs really well if you are breast feeding.



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 08:44 AM   10
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You can also try laying on your back after bathing/showering and letting your wound air dry x



 
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