Formerly simple activities like bathing and showering can become challenging after surgical procedures. When bathing after surgery, your incisions typically must stay dry for a while, so be sure to shower after surgery only when your doctor tells you it’s okay. Follow doctor’s instructions carefully, no matter what you read here or anywhere online. General post-surgery bathing or showering tips include:
- Opt for sponge baths until you’re able to shower safely.
- Unless your physician instructs you otherwise, remove wound dressings or bandages before taking your shower. However, certain waterproof bandages can be left on while showering.
- If you have paper strips on top of your surgical incisions, they should start peeling off during showers...