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Posted by: New Mommy | 2007/04/17

C-Section Wound

I had a c-section 2 weeks ago and my doctor put in disolving stitches and covered with what looks like micropore tape.
I remember someone telling me just to bath in course salt but not to pull off any tape or anything and just to keep it dry at all times.
When can i pull this off and what is the best way to clean my wound???
PLEASE HELP

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You can take the tape off now. There is no need to do any special cleaning. Just keep it dry.

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Posted by: Lucie | 2016/02/22

I gave birth thursday last week on the 18th of this mnth....i gave birth by c/section,the doctors put staples on my wound the problem is i dnt know how to clean it and my stomach is bigger and the operation is under my tummy,plzz help

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Posted by: mitch | 2007/04/17

I can definitely tell you from past experience that you must keep that wound dry at all times. I got an infection in my wound for not doing that and ended up in hospital again for two days on anti biotics.
I was told to clean the wound with surgical spirits and to use a blow dryer on it afterwards to keep the wound clean and dry.
I'm sure by now you can pull the tape off, they took mine off 3 days after I had the surgery.

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