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My surgeon requires me to shower the night before surgery, and again the morning of surgery with an antibacterial soap called Hibiclens. Did anyone else have to do that? Any tips, precautions, advice?

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I had to do that too. It was easy - just wash like it was regular shower gel - paying close attention to your stomach area. Good luck!! 👍

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It kind of has the consistency of aloe vera. You want to let it air dry before getting dressed. It had kind of a tacky feel and I was happy when I was able to wash it off.

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Yes, I was required to do that too. It's just like shower gel, very easy to do, paying special attention to your stomach where the surgery will be taking place. Easy peasy.

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Yes. I broke out in a terrible rash a few days after surgery. Not sure if it was that or something used during surgery. My advise would just be to make sure you rinse it off really well. I also used a new clean towel after each shower.

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Thanks for all the advice!! Does it stain your towels if you don't rinse well?

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Oh my lord, my instructions for the Hibicleans wash are/were insane. I had to use it for 3 days prior to suregery (morning and night), I needed new wash cloths and towels every shower, my sheets had to be freshly changed each night, and I could not reuse sleep wear. I am surprised your doctor didn't give you a paper with instructions to follow.

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Yes, he did give me instructions, but I was looking for insider tips from folks who had done it!! Thanks for your reply.

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