That said, totally normal for the pouch of skin to hang over and cause it to be sweaty (fun, I know). I just gently wipe soap over it when in the shower, pat it dry with a towel and go. If it feels sweaty during the day, I pat it dry with a dry washcloth. I don't really ever rub it. My incision doesn't hurt (I think a lot of my skin down there is dead, since I've had so many surgeries), but I am terrified of somehow hurting myself, lol.
Congrats on your newest addition. He was born on my birthday.
It gets really uncomfortable when skin on skin rubs it.... it can get a little "raw" & yucky.
Also-- at ANY time, if you have questions, CALL YOUR OB! (S)he or a nurse should have told you how to care for the incision site before you left the hospital! But, if you have questions, just call them. They will be able to help you.
Hope this helps!
When my dressing came off I would just put a clean sanitary pad over the wound to stop my underwear rubbing on it. That would absorb any moisture too.
If a couple of days of washing and covering with something absorbant does not improve the mucky look then I would get someone to look at it in case you have an infection.
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If it gets really bad, you should get checked out; I was checked out I think 3 or 4 times post-op; but then I left the hospital a day early, so I had to go back in to get my staples removed.
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I never had a 2 week post-op, just instructions about wound care (keep it clean, dry, be aware of redness, warm to the touch etc..)
Sometimes I would use a little A&D if the scar felt tight or too dry to keep the skin healing & moisturized.
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I had 3 C/s and the first 2 healed super fast & easy. The 3rd one was harder to keep dry and I had my baby's dr look at it at his check up and he was like, "Infection!!" Luckily it clears up quick with some medicine. The MOST important tip I can give you though, which others have mentioned, is to blow dry it on low 2-3 x day. It helps tremendously & then in no time, it will be healed and not on your mind at all
When my dressing came off I would just put a clean sanitary pad over the wound to stop my underwear rubbing on it.
Wow, this sounds great! I had a cesarean 3 weeks ago, and have been wearing my husband's underwear because mine all hit right on the incision and rub it! I'll try putting a pad on it tomorrow!
Also, I was told to wash it with ONLY warm water, no soap! So far this has worked for me.
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