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Jenny7777

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How do you wash your hair? And do you worry about shaving under your arms? (Little tiny hairs that could get down to the pc region! [:xx]) Any solutions?
And just to start the conversation, I have REALLY long hair so I wash it to the side in general, but if one gets down to that region, it's easy to find and pull out of the area, I always double check after a shower.

As for the underarms, I just really try to rewash the pc area again at the end of my shower, twice. Just in case.
 

natabz

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I panic about this too!! I now NEVER EVER wash my hair in the shower, it's just asking for trouble, I was it over the side of the bath using the shower head, or use the bathroom sink, no way am I risking those hairs (my hair is really long and thick too). I shave under my arms in the shower, but try to do it so it avoids being washed down the PC region - I then use the showerhead to flush out anything that may have got stuck on the way down! :)
 

hatethis

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When I had open wounds, my Mum washed my hair over the edge of the bath. Now I'm healed I do it in the shower but i squeeze out any excess water which also means any loose hairs stick to my hands so I can see them and get rid of them instead of leaving them to fall. However, I give my scar a good rinse at the start of the shower, in between shampooing and conditioning, and then again at the end just to make sure.

I shave in the shower as well and just make sure the waters spraying any loose hairs down instead of towards my back! Before any of this started I had a habit of shaving in the bath but I wouldn't dream of that now because of all the tiny hairs floating about.
 

Ouch!

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I never even thought about shaving in the bath. That is how I have always shaved, though I stand up and shower off afterwards. Never again will I sit in the tub and shave. Thanks ladies!
 

Jenny7777

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Ouch!;60337 said:
I never even thought about shaving in the bath. That is how I have always shaved, though I stand up and shower off afterwards. Never again will I sit in the tub and shave. Thanks ladies!

Well I'm sure you are like me, that is how your mom did it! LOL, and that is how her mom did it! You know, us women are the worst about doing that, it reminds me of a story my mom once told me.

A man noticed once that his wife always cut off the end of the rump roast before cooking, and he asked her about it. She told him, "I'm not sure why, my mother always did it and I never really thought about it, but there must be a reason." A few weeks later, her mother was visiting, and she asked about it. The mother replied, "I've never really thought about it, my mother did that, so there must be a reason." So they decided to call the grandmother and ask, her response was, "Oh, my roasting pan was too small, I had to cut off the end to make it fit."

Cute story. :)
 

angelamiller396

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showers always, never baths. I constantly worry bout washing my hair. i started doing it one handed. one hand completly covering my wound and the other washing my hair. it was hard at first but got easier. lol i never thought of doing over the side of the tub, even though i should of since that is how i dye my hair. (constantly).
For shaving my pits: after i get my shower i walk over to the sink, lather up and shave right there. wipe away the soap and lil hairs with a wet wash cloth.
 

Jenny7777

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I think I worry too much about my [oyo]. I always wash there twice int he shower, once during the all over wash, and once just before I get out. Then, everytime I go to the restroom, I check the cleft area and before pulling the undies back in plac,e give them a look over too, to make sure my constantly shedding head hair isn't there.

Anyone else in this boat?
 

hatethis

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Jenny7777;60536 said:
everytime I go to the restroom, I check the cleft area and before pulling the undies back in plac,e give them a look over too, to make sure my constantly shedding head hair isn't there.

Anyone else in this boat?
I don't check every single time but I do keep a look out for loose hairs. I tend to just have a feeling that I need to check every now and then (without having seen anything already). More often than not, there is a head hair resting on my scar. Very bizarre that I seem to know!
 

Crystal

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I worry all the time about it. I'm constantly thinking is it leaking....is it irritated.....did I clean it enough.....:confused: I check it every chance I get or get my husband to check it for me. I keep it gauzed and cleaned with saline solution every day.
I keep myself from doing a lot of physical activity's I like in worry that I will make it worse.
[8)]
 

kitteh

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I have long, thick hair and I have been flipping my head over and washing like that with a hand held sprayer in the shower. But, I am thinking about getting it cut shorter before surgery. Though, I was thinking that it'd be harder to spot any loose hairs stuck to me if they are shorter. Hmm... [D:(]
 

Melody

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Wahing hair

I wash my hair forward now I do that fisrt then i shave and everything eles the very last thing i do is wash my "monkey tail" (family joke).
 

ReadyToMoveOn21

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A good idea

I have long hair and started brushing my hair before getting in the shower that way it was less likely that my hair would fall down there. but i still wash my hair to the size
 

Pilonoid

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I'm not a girl, but I do have very long hair down to my lower lumbar vertebrae. I wash my hair normally, but I take precautions. I tape a section of plastic bag over my open wound so the shampoo and conditioner will just flow over it. After I've rinsed the conditioner out, I then remove the plastic bag, sling my hair to the front over my shoulder and proceed with the rest of my shower.

I've gotten shampoo in my eyes and stings like hell. I'd hate to imagine what it feels like to get into my open wound.

I have had to change the order of my shower since my surgery. Rinsing out the conditioner used to be my last step so it would have time to set during the rest of the shower.
 

Katariina

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My nurse said that it isnt a end of the world if something goes to the open wound (shampoo etc.) if you rinse it very carefully after hairwashing. I havent noticed any stinging because of the soap going to the wound. Sorry my english, writing from Finland, Europe :).
 

american pi

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I havent had to deal with an open wound yet, but I'm very paranoid about keeping the cleft and sinus' as clean as possible. I've found that I wash my hair the same (sans conditioner, I use a spray leave in now after shower), just rinse very throughly. I shave outside of the shower, with an electric razor, so I dont really have much issue getting hair into them. The thing that I have most issue with is that I wear dark dye jeans, and no matter what I do, I always have dark blue jean fuzz in my crack! So, I've started every morning when I wake up and when I come home for lunch, I use a wet wipe/baby wipe and clear the area and fan it for a minute. Also, I dont know how anyone else keeps their cleft free of hair, but I've found the easiest thing for me (since I dont have, and quite frankly dont want, anyone to help me) is to use a bikini razor with attachments, and run that sucker right down the way; usually right before a shower. So far no problems, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!
 

littlebabydevon

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I have long thick hair and getting hair (that has fallen out) down to my wound is my biggest worry! I think that this is how is all started..............
 
ReadyToMoveOn21;65954 said:
I have long hair and started brushing my hair before getting in the shower that way it was less likely that my hair would fall down there. but i still wash my hair to the size

I haven't had an excision, but I have had an abscess lanced and 2 seperate sinuses. I also brush my hair before taking a shower because it's long (3/4 way down my back) and thick. Once I'm done brushing I actually part my hair into two sections. Then I grab once half and run my hand down it which usually picks up hair that didn't get caught in the brush. I do the same thing after my shower once I've combed through it.

I still shower normally and haven't had any problems, though, I might be wise to do it off to the side from now on. ;)
 
I shower and wash my hair as normal with my open wound except for when I was post surgery and had a drain. I’ve never had any problems with irritation. I also jump in the shower with the water on to go pee (tmi sorry) just to avoid the toilet. I’m literally scared of toilets.
 
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