— Taking care of a significant wound helps prevent infection and minimize scaring, the Nemours Foundation says.
The foundation suggests how to care for a wound at home:
Keep the wound covered with a clean dressing until it stops producing fluid.
Wait an average of four days after surgery before showering. Ask your doctor for a specific time to wait.
Do not soak in the bathtub or swim until your next doctor visit.
Don’t let pets get close to a wound.
Do not pick or scratch a scab.
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Posted: February 2019
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