Joelb
Joelb asks:
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I just received several stitches on the top of my head.  How long do I avoid getting my head wet in the shower?

My doctor forgot to give me care instructions before he left.  Thanks for any help you can give.
In Topics: Medical problems
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jan 4, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Joelb:

Hopefully, you got some instructions; however, usually you can shower and pat dry your head.  There are some circumstances where they suggest you don't shampoo such as birthmark removal from the scalp etc...  Call back to the physician who placed them and ask her office what she recommends.  Good luck.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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