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  • Birthday 09/04/1981

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  1. From what I was told (nurses)... Keep it DRY, bandage it, clean it twice a day from the shower, and no creams or neosporin. I had two big holes and I freaked out. I tried butterfly bandages but they did not work. They weren't sticky enough, so I went to Walgreens (only place I could locate them) and got sterile strips. They are REALLY sticky and might even irritate your skin a little but its worth it to hold that hole together. Mine are finally healed but without those sterile strips... who knows. It will take a couple week of changing those sterile strips, spraying the incisions but most important.. keep them dry and clean. If they feel warm to the touch at all or begin to get unusually red then its time to go back to the doctor because they may be infected. Mine were open (one was really open), and I took care of them all at home and I am fine now. One of the scars is just a lil bigger than the others but just use mederma for a month or two (after they are fully closed and healed). Good luck. :thumbup1:

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