bathing your feet?

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After bi lateral scarf and akins (no wires sticking out) how soon can you bath your feet?

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    I used baby wipes to clean and refresh my feet until stiches were out.

    Even when they are out I would not soak it yet as you are still likely to have some scabs and perhaps little wounds and you do not want them infected

    Quick wash initially seems like a better idea

     

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    I  only soak my feet when only the wound already dried. Prior to that i use antiseptic cream at the incision area to prevent infection. Siti.
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    I was told not to get feet wet whilst wounds are not fully healed. I had Minimally invasive surgery so only small wounds but did not soak feet until after 6 week check up. I had dissolvable stitches. If you soak your feet whilst any if the wound is open then it could result in infection. I would suggest that you ask when you have stitches out. I used baby wipes until then . Have to say the first time that I soaked my feet was wonderful. The skin soon improved. Loads of dry skinbefore!
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    My surgeon allowed me to shower after 2 weeks. I also had a pin in a hammertoe. Had to dry that after showering with a hairdryer and desinfect each time.
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