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I am full of questions today. Can you tell the nerves are really setting in?????
I was wondering how many of you washed with antibacterial soap before surgery to avoid staph infections. Did you use regular Dial antibacterial hand soap, or something special? For how long before you surgery did you do it? Did you wash your whole body this way, or just the incission area? Also, is it OK to use lotions on your stomach before surgery, or is that a bad idea since residue might be left? I can't check in with my PS until the day before surgery since he is "out of the office" for the holidays until right up to my big day. In fact, he pointed that out and said he should be nice and well rested for my surgery. I said "and hopefully not hung over", and he just laughed.
I was wondering the same thing! I wasn't instructed to do so by my PS, but have read that people do this. Yesterday I bought the Hibiclens (sp?) at Rite Aid that is made for this purpose. I left a VM at my PS office with some questions, so when they call me back I will let you know!
8 days!! Aren't you getting so excited/nervous/anxious!!?
My PS had me wash with Phisohex for a week before the sx. On the day of sx he did the alcohol bath, too. After that (when I was able to take a shower), I used and am still using the dial shower gel. Everyone says it's better than using the bar soap, which can harbor bacteria.
I used the Dial antibacterial body wash. THe soap could be left with bacteria. USe he bodywash best. Use ur hands also, not the little puffs. Wash ur whole body starting about 3 days before surgery with the antibacterial body wash. Rub well around the TT areas. Keep using it after, up till ur incision heals up. This is the instructions my PS gave me. Good Luck and Happy NEw Year and I hope ur surgery goes well and that he's not Hung Over! LOL!
Good come-back to the Dr.!...One of the PSs I consulted said she has her patients shower with Dial liquid 2x(?) a day for several days pre-op. But, she was the only one, and my PS never mentioned it, so I didn't do it. - Maybe I should have, cause I DID get a staph-infection! (2 wks. PO, so hard to say where/how I contacted it. )...So, I don't think it'll hurt to pre-shower, but I'd skip the lotion. - Good luck to you!
I used the dial antibacterial bar soap and forced my hubby and six kids to do the same for one month prior to surgury. Then one week before surgury I switched to the liquid dial on myself. I am still using the liquid antibacterial soap at 20 days po I squirt right above incision and let it run down over tummy. My ps said no deodorant, no hair conditioner, and no lotion on surgery day.
I just used Dial antibacterial soap..I like the white stuff. The yellow soap seems to make 'tub rings'...My doc recommended Dial or Phisoderm. I washed with it the night before, the morning of and have continued to use it. Just wash really well, & I would also recommend cleaning your tub, shower really good before that bath/shower morning of surgery too...I actually bleached my shower/tub the day before & cleaned it really well. I took a bath to shave EVERYTHING really well & then showered off with lots of antibacterial soap. It's kinda hard to shave for awhile post op & they'll shave your pubic area anyways...may as well get everything real good while you can still bend, stretch & reach I would just recommend getting really clean because those first showers don't feel good I could hardly stand up and kinda 'sponge bathed' myself while leaning against the shower wall the day after my surgery. I had to wash my hair very quickly...
Most docs tell you; no lotion, no makeup, no deodorant, no powder...etc. I just scrubbed really well, put on comfy clothes and smoothed my hair a little with the curling iron. I assumed hairspray & styling products were probably a no no anyway. My hair wasn't in a net before I fell asleep, so I'm not sure if it was put up or not. I don't think it was. Maybe if you're having breast augmentation or long.thick hair it might be more of an issue.
The liquid is probably a better idea though...I didn't think of it, plus you woulnd't have to worry about anyone else's germs getting on it, like if they used your bar soap....GOD I hope my fuzzy teenager/son hasn't been using my soap!!
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