As if one did not feel anything but comfortable immediately after an operation anyway, the doctor also ordered a strict shower ban on the way home to protect the fresh scar. Because a conventional wound dressing is usually not waterproof. Depending on the affected body part, you may even be able to use a plastic bag or foil to provide body hygiene protection.
Shower patches instead of wound dressing
But this variant is cumbersome and not always feasible. Since the strictest prohibition of contact with water is one of the highest rules of conduct for wound dressings, the alternative for the patient is to replace the wound dressing during showering with a so-called shower plaster.
In contrast to the normal patch, the shower patch promises to be waterproof and thus to provide full protection from the wound, since no bacteria, pathogens or other dirt particles can enter the wound. Shower patches are available in different sizes.
Shower patches: application and benefits
The shower plaster impresses with a simple application and is easier to handle than conventional protection in the form of foil. It is also inconspicuous. Since it is waterproof and keeps the wound germ-free, the shower patch can thus be used while swimming. However, it is important that the area of your skin is dry and free of grease or other debris when you stick the shower patch.
Also, make sure the wound remains clean after applying the shower patch before reapplying a wound dressing. When used correctly, the shower patch not only provides the patient with a high degree of protection against wounds, but also more autonomy and greater mobility than the conventional wound dressing.
Even children do not have to do without the swimming pool for small injuries and abrasions on hot days. However, do not let your offspring stick the shower plaster on themselves - if used improperly it may not be waterproof, which ultimately endangers the protection of the wound.