How do I care for my incision at home?

  • You may remove the dressing on the incision if stitches, staples, or glue were used to close the skin. 
  • Use mild soap to wash the incision area, but don’t scrub it.
  •  If you have steri-strips over your incision, they will likely fall off on their own within about two weeks.
  • For about two weeks, don’t submerge your incision in water by taking a bath or getting in a pool or hot tub. When the incisions are completely healed, feel free to resume those activities.

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