Category Archives: Wounds – Wetting and Dressing

Difference between bath and shower in relation to wound management

I have been advising patients who have undergone an operation not to be afraid of wetting their operative wounds (even with sutures) as early as the first day or within 48 hours.  I have been telling them to take a … Continue reading

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Can operative wounds with sutures be wet? YES

Yes, operative wounds with sutures can be wet.  Thus, one can take a shower soon after the operation without fear of wetting the wound and without fear of increased infection rate. This recommendation is strongly derived from the following study: … Continue reading

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Wounds can be wet – ROJoson’s 3rd time around on the web

Wounds can be wet – ROJoson’s 3rd time around on the web Posted on March 10, 2015 Another reminder Wounds can be wet – ROJoson’s 2nd time around on the web Posted on April 30, 2012by reyojoson Last September to October, … Continue reading

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Complications of Plaster Use

Beware of complications of plaster use. Be selective in its usage. If used, not tight on the skin!  Remove as early as possible! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Don’t let the plaster and dressing stay long!

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NO Evidence to Suggest that Dressing of Wounds Is Better than NO Dressing in Preventing Infection

The verdict is out! “no evidence to suggest either that one dressing type was better than any other, or that covering these wounds with dressings at all was better, at preventing surgical site infection, or that any dressing type improves … Continue reading

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Wounds can be wet – ROJoson’s 2nd time around on the web

Last September to October, 2011, I posted in my Facebook, blogs in WordPress.com, and email network that wounds can be wet. Today, April 30, 2012, I will reinforce my advice that wounds can be wet. First, I re-post my formal … Continue reading

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