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Wet dressing over stitches when showering. What to do?
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In brief: Change bandage
Remove the bandage over the stitches, before showering, if you have been cleared to wash the surgical site by your surgeon.
If the wound is not allowed to get wet yet, then do a sponge bath or try to cover the area with plastic wrap to keep it dry first. Do not keep a wet bandage on a healing wound.

In brief: Change bandage
Remove the bandage over the stitches, before showering, if you have been cleared to wash the surgical site by your surgeon.
If the wound is not allowed to get wet yet, then do a sponge bath or try to cover the area with plastic wrap to keep it dry first. Do not keep a wet bandage on a healing wound.
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