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incision care during shower after hysterectomy

Incision care while I shower?

Do you have suggestion on my incision care while I take a shower?

After your hysterectomy, you will be given instructions that likely include information on how to take care of your incision. The main thing is: Keep your incision dry.

Many women wonder how they can do that if they have been given permission to take a shower. We have the answer!

Your shower can be taken in such a way as to protect your incision/s on your belly. Keep your protective bandaid over your incisions and cover with tape and plastic. Then make sure your back is to the water flow, away from your incision area.

Make the shower quick even though you are probably longing to take a long, lingering shower. Wash up quickly and then turn the water off. Dry completely off making sure to remove the plastic covering over your incision. If your bandaid is wet or damp, remove it and replace it after blotting your incision dry.

The key is to keep your incision area dry so that healing can take place. If your incision gets wet and stays wet, infection can be introduced and healing will be prolonged.

Once your incision is healed over, its still important to not allow water stream to hit the fresh healed incision area for a longer period. Allow for longer healing and be careful with your healing wounds.

Helpful products?

We, also, suggest several different products that might be useful.

No Rinse Body Bath – to wash yourself off without a shower.

No Rinse Cleansing Towels – for freshening up without a shower that can be heated in the microwave for warmth.

Shower Spa Set – for a fragrant shower experience when you are allowed to spend longer time in the shower while you wait to be able to take a bath.

Reminders:

Note:  Do not take a bath as this involves immersing your body in water which can introduce infection into your incision/s.

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Woman using No Rinse Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash

No Rinse Set of 3 – No water needed

No water needed. Take a bath and do your hair all from the comfort of your bed! Perfect for managing your personal care after your hysterectomy or any surgery that keeps you away from your shower or bath.

We have grouped the 3 awesome No Rinse products together to save you money.

No Rinse Shampoo

First, this ready-to-use product is used by NASA, hysterectomy and surgery patients alike! No Rinse products are ready-to-use and can be warmed in the microwave. Then you can enjoy the soothing comfort of a warm shampoo. No rinsing. And then, follow with our No Rinse Conditioner if desired. Finally, towel dry or use a blow dryer. Leaves hair soft, manageable, and smelling clean.

This 8 ounce bottle is used full strength.

Ingredients:
Water, triethanolamine lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, cocamidopropyl betaine, fragrance, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid.

No Rinse Conditioner

Use the No Rinse Conditioner after our No Rinse Shampoo for a complete clean hair experience. You don’t even have to get out of bed! This conditioner instantly eliminates snarls and tangles without greasiness. Leaves hair easy to manage and beautifully lustrous. Great to use after any shampoo as a “leave-in conditioner” and de-tangler.

This 8 ounce squeeze bottle is used full strength.

Ingredients:
Water, isostearimidopropyl morpholine lactate, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, fragrance, methylparaben, propylparaben.

No Rinse Body Bath

This Body Bath is great for cleansing the entire body. Excellent for the delicate perianal area, eliminating odors without the need for rinsing. Gentle, safe, non-irritating. Used by NASA and Hysterectomy patients.

Ingredients:
Water, triethanolamine laurylsulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, propylene glycol, fragrance, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid.

Packaged together – No Rinse Set of 3

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store

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Shower steamers and soap set at HysterectomyStore

Shower Spa Set – New Product

You might not be able to take a bath while you are recovering from surgery but we’ve found the perfect, lovely shower spa set in lavender fragrance. Your shower will be a special event for you during your surgery recovery and should encourage you with its yummy lavender smell.

It comes in a muslin bag with embroidered lavender on the front. Inside are four large shower steamers, a handmade lavender bar of soap, a lavender “pouf”.

We’ve also included instructions on how to use the shower steamers.

Click here to read more about our newest product: Shower Spa Set.

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