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I had a mole shaved off almost a week ago and the doctor (a skin cancer specialist) dressed the wound with cotton and a waterproof cover. I was advised after 2 days I could remove and re-bandage. I figured the best way to remove it painlessly would be to uncover it in the shower and it should fall off...It didn't.
It just soaked up the water and was too painful to pull off. I squeezed as much water out as possible and put a bandaid on top (with room for it to ventilate around the sides) and went about my day. I read online I should soak for much longer so I did with a warm cloth but still no luck!
My final attempt was to call my doctor but they couldn't put me through and the receptionist advised not to get it wet and instead cover it in a waterproof cover and it will naturally fall of when it needs to.
What should be my course of action? Should I be leaving the cotton stuck to the mole shave site and wait for it to fall off (will that happen?) or is soaking the way forward. I was told the wound is superficial and was literally shaved off the surface off the skin.
Really appreciate any responses!
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