No showering with wound dressing?

No showering with wound dressing?

If you didn’t feel anything but well immediately after an operation, the doctor strictly banned showering on the way home to protect the fresh scar. A conventional wound dressing is usually not waterproof. Depending on the affected part of the body, you can use a plastic bag or foil to protect the wound during personal hygiene.

Shower plasters instead of bandages

However, this variant is cumbersome and only sometimes feasible. Since one of the top rules of conduct for wound dressings is the strict ban on contact with water, the alternative for the patient is to replace the wound dressing with a shower plaster while showering.

In contrast to regular plasters, the shower plaster promises to be waterproof and thus ensure complete wound protection since no bacteria, pathogens or other dirt particles can enter the wound. Shower plasters come in different sizes.

 

Shower plasters: application and benefits

The shower plaster impresses with its simple application and is easier to handle than conventional protection in the form of foil. It’s also less conspicuous. Since it is waterproof and keeps the wound germ-free, the shower plaster can also be used when swimming. However, when applying the shower patch, the affected skin area must be dry and free of grease or other deposits.

Also, ensure the wound remains clean after using the shower plaster before you apply a wound dressing again. When used correctly, the shower plaster offers the patient a high level of wound protection, more independence, and greater mobility than conventional wound dressings.

Even children don’t have to do without the swimming pool on hot days with minor injuries and abrasions. However, do not let your offspring apply the shower plaster themselves – if misused, it may not be waterproof, which ultimately jeopardizes the protection of the wound.

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