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How do you shower after being sent home from the hospital with a nephrostomy tube wound site?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Use dressings
You should have been given dressings to keep it dry during showering.

In brief: Use dressings
You should have been given dressings to keep it dry during showering.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tegaderm/garbage bag
Large tegaderm to completely cover dressing and or entry site of nephrostomy tube.
Can also wrap large plastic garbage around waist above level of tube to keep it dry. Would also suggest you help future patients by advising your nephrostomy dr./institution to provide printed handout instruction sheet on self care after such a procedure.

In brief: Tegaderm/garbage bag
Large tegaderm to completely cover dressing and or entry site of nephrostomy tube.
Can also wrap large plastic garbage around waist above level of tube to keep it dry. Would also suggest you help future patients by advising your nephrostomy dr./institution to provide printed handout instruction sheet on self care after such a procedure.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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