When can I shower, take a bath, go into a hot tub or pool?

This is a common question.  The patient can take a shower as soon as they get home.  I generally recommend waiting 1 week before getting into a bath tub, hot tub, or pool to give time for the incisions to “seal off”.

It is important to keep the wounds clean with soap and water (gently) to prevent infection.


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T. Sloane Guy, MD

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