How to care for the congenital cardiac surgical wound?

We will teach you how to properly take care of your surgical wound once you are discharged.

You will receive precise indications on how to take care of the surgical wound before you are discharged. You should not soak the bandage in water because this can increase the risk of infection. Therefore, the swimming pool and bathtub should be avoided for a while.

Watch out for signs of infection like swelling, redness, drainage, or warmth. After the bandage is off, protect the scar from the sun as long as its color is pink.

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