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Recommended POST CARE Supplies
1⁄2 inch paper tape
2x2 non-sterile gauze pads
Afrin Nasal Spray
Saline Nasal Mist
Small Clean Bowl
Cetaphil cream cleanser
Wear Clean Clothes After Your Shower
Make sure you have clean clothes, sheets and pillowcases after your shower.
Do not apply lotions
Do not apply lotions, powders, or perfumes to your skin after your pre-surgical bathing.
Remove false eyelashes
Remove false eyelashes.
Remove any body piercings
Remove any body piercings if they are in the mouth, face, or belly button
Do not shave any body hair in the planned surgery area.
Exfoliate Skin with Washcloth
Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin while using Hibiclens/CHG products.
Clean under fingernails
Clean under fingernails with Hibiclens/CHG products. It is preferable to not wear any nail polish, however light-colored nail polish is allowable.
Avoid Your Eyes
When washing your face, be careful to avoid your eyes; Hibiclens/CHG products will sting your eyes. If you get it in your eyes, flush thoroughly with water.
Wash your Hair
Wash your hair with Hibiclens/CHG products.
Wash your entire body
Wash your entire body.
Shower instead of taking a bath.
Use Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser.
Use the provided bottle of Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser. Hibiclens /CHG does not lather like soap. Hibiclens /CHG Products continue to kill germs even after you rinse with water.
Wash Garments While Showering
It is recommended to throw garments in the washing machine while showering. Use a mild detergent, and do not place the garment in a heated dryer. You may use towels and/or a hairdryer to dry the garment as best as you can, though it is unlikely to become completely dry. Expect the garment to stay damp for a few hours afterward. Reapply the garment as timely as you can after your shower.
Cover with New Gauze Pads
Cover with new gauze pads. Timely reapply outer garment, wearing at all other times.
After Showering, apply Aquaphor
After showering, apply Aquaphor or Petrolatum to all exposed incision sites.
Shower as you normally would.
Sit While Removing your Outer Garment
During your first shower, you will remove your outer garment. Because you can faint, make sure to be sitting while removing the garment. Ensure that you are sitting on an absorbent pad.