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A 37-year-old female asked about a 46-year-old male:

5 days after skin operation (removal of 1 big cyst from the scalp + 2 moles from back and leg). stitches on with bandaid (except head, only stitches). can my partner take a shower without bandaids and wash his hair? what is the best to do to clean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: Five days is long enough for the surface of the wound to have sealed. Usual washing with soap and water is fine.
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