How do I care for my incision at home?josh
- 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.