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How do I care for a wound after a procedure?
Wound Care Instructions
1. Remove present band-aid or dressing after 24 hours. Clean the wound gently with soap and water.
2. After cleansing, apply an antibiotic ointment, ie. Polysporin (double antibiotic) ointment, Bacitracin ointment, or Vaseline (white petroleum jelly). Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment is acceptable, but carries an increased risk of causing an allergic reaction, even if you’ve never developed a reaction in the past.
3. The wound should be cleaned and the dressing changed two times a day until the wound has healed completely. Keep the wound covered with a dressing at all times. Studies show that wounds heal faster when covered. Allowing the wound to “dry out” or develop a “scab” may result in painful or delayed healing.
4. Please call our office at (972) 649-6644 if you see signs of infection such as:
Increasing redness and swelling, yellow drainage (pus), or increasing tenderness or pain.
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