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to sitz shower how long

Postby richibeno » 13 Jan 2013, 12:47

Hi guys how long should you carry on using the shower head and sits bath to keep the area clean
I'm just over a month now post fistulotomy healing OK still get some blood when I clean up
I normally use wet wipes in warm water then in the bath and use the shower head to clean the Somme times I sit in my ports bidet 'in warm water '
Then I dry with a towel then hair dryer on cool setting then I put in a gauze to catch any drainage which can be a liitle bm drainage or pinky white
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Re: to sitz shower how long

Postby Diamond » 13 Jan 2013, 22:05

Hey Richi - I still have a seton so I'm still taking sitz baths once a day for about 10min and I use the shower head to clean after a BM. I'm also still using the baby wipes - especially when I'm not at home.
I was wondering whether it's okay to use a hair dryer? The first time I had ever had surgery on the area (3 years ago) I was told to you a hair dryer. I asked one nurse about it and she didn't recommend it as it could be blowing bacteria onto the wound. So I've personally been wiping off with the baby wipes and letting the area air dry.
My issues are far from over - but I think keep up with the sitz baths until you're fully healed.
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Re: to sitz shower how long

Postby richibeno » 14 Jan 2013, 12:05

Hey diamond
Yea I have been told to cut down on my cleaning regeam'but sometimes I just don feel clean so I always use wet wipes and shower head after a bm and I have a sprinkle now and then also
I'm not to bad at the mo aching getting better I can still feel it all down there still getting a little blood during clean up 'shame I was b
lood free for over a week and one messy bm stopped that but hope it getting back on track
Hope you are ok
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Re: to sitz shower how long

Postby owmybum » 15 Jan 2013, 03:04

I would keep doing what you are doing for now Richi. If it makes you feel clean and comfortable then I see no harm. You will k ow when you need to ease up I'm sure.
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