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I had a cyst removed on my tail bone 4 days ago. My doctor told me to take off the dressing and just leave it uncovered. Is this the best idea.

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In brief: Bacteria

Bacteria love warm and moist environments.
Some dressings allow for moisture from your body temperature to build up in the wound making it susceptible to bacteria and an infection. Probably best to keep the wound uncovered if that was recommended.

In brief: Bacteria

Bacteria love warm and moist environments.
Some dressings allow for moisture from your body temperature to build up in the wound making it susceptible to bacteria and an infection. Probably best to keep the wound uncovered if that was recommended.
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