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Electrocautery After Care


What To Do

The wound may be sore for several hours after the procedure, once the anesthetic has worn off. Clients are advised to follow the below instructions:

  • Keep the dressing on for 24 hours or as advised by the Nurse Practitioner
  • Avoid stretching or using the wound area
  • Avoid hot tubs or saunas for 72 hours
  • Take Tylenol as advised
  • If the wound bleeds, press on it with a clean dry towel for 20 minutes. Seek medical attention if the wound is still bleeding after this time
  • After 24 hours, the treated area may be gently washed twice per day and patted dry. Polysporin should be applied twice per day for the first 5 days. 
  • Seek medical attention if the wound reddens, or becomes very painful

The wound generally takes 6 weeks to heal. It may be red and raised at first, but the size and redness usually reduces over several weeks.