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pre-surgery wash? pre-surgery wash?

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Unread 09-04-2010, 11:59 AM
pre-surgery wash?

was anyone instructed to do a pre-surgery wash (night before or moning of surgery) i was not given any instruction but have read a lot about it on the internet
Unread 09-04-2010, 12:03 PM
Re: pre-surgery wash?

I do not have to do any specific prep for surgery. Was pleasantly surprised as I have seen the bowel prep & body wash comments from several of our sisters.

Guess they will do all the scrubbing they want to when I get there on Tuesday.
Unread 09-04-2010, 12:04 PM
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I did not have to do a pre-surgery wash. When I woke up from surgery, I had been scrubbed and was stained orange. It took a couple showers to get the orange off.
Unread 09-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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I did not have to do bowel prep. But, I was instructed to wash with Dial soap and not to use any lotions or deodorant before coming to surgery. I didn't specifically use Dial, but assumed the intention was for me to use regular soap and not body wash, etc. Everything was ok.
Unread 09-04-2010, 12:25 PM
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At my pre op appointment I was given a bottle of antimicrobial soap to use the night before surgery (1/2 the bottle) and the morning of the surgery (the other half) from the neck down. I was told to use my regular shampoo and face wash and not to shave the surgical site. So I did shave my legs!
Unread 09-04-2010, 02:49 PM
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My doctor said it cuts down on the risk for infection. Shower the night before and the morning of the surgery.
Unread 09-04-2010, 03:22 PM
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I was told I could shower the morning of surgery. No powders or lotions on the skin though.
Unread 09-04-2010, 05:01 PM
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Yes I got instructions. I have to shower the morning of, with two packs of Hibistat. Wash for 3 minutes from armpits on down. Rinse, and do it again with second pack.
Unread 09-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Re: pre-surgery wash?

I was told to shower the night before and the morning of as well at my Pre-OP I was given 2 packets of what they want me to wash with. I also have to do bowel prep.
Unread 09-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Re: pre-surgery wash?

No bowel prep here.....I've been told to wash with antibacterial soap three days prior to surgery.

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