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I had a mole removed, and the doc said keep plaster on, and dry for three days... BUT>!!!!

(7 Posts)
IdiotsGuidetoMotherhood Wed 17-Sep-08 15:20:06

I got the plaster wet.. So does that advice still apply? Or should I remove the plaster and put on another one.

I jus thave normal plasters, but I have sterile wipes..

What should do do you think?

ditheringdora Wed 17-Sep-08 15:26:43

Leave on the old plaster and put a new one over it, if you can- otherwise, you may be introducing new germs. There is a brilliant spray you can get from the chemist, can't remember the name but the spray comes out orangey and is great for stopping infection, I think it begins with B.

cupsoftea Wed 17-Sep-08 15:28:28

but a wet plaster? can you ring the doc?

Smittals Wed 17-Sep-08 16:04:15

When I had a mole removed, they covered the wound with spray on plaster, very good stuff it was too. Could you try the Elastoplast spray stuff, I think they do it in boots/supermarkets?

JohnnyTwoHats Wed 17-Sep-08 16:09:30

Don't leave the wet plaster on, it will macerate the skin and it will go soggy and horrible.

saltire Wed 17-Sep-08 16:09:34

Elastoplast do a spray plaster, as do Boots. Ask at a pharmacy, they will be able to advise you on the best thing to do. They may suggest a dry dressing such as melolin instead

JohnnyTwoHats Wed 17-Sep-08 16:11:29

What is on the sterile wipes? TBH I wouldn't use anything like Dettol type stuff on it.

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