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Steri strips after c-section KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
22nd Jul '10

I just got my staples taken out 2 days ago & steri strips put in their place, today in the shower a few of them started coming off already-- my nurse didn't tell me much about them & when I asked- she said they'd come off ""eventually".



Is a couple days too soon?
(oh, and my csection was about a week ago)

♥Amanda♥ 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 18467 posts
22nd Jul '10

do not pick at them. let them completely come off on their own.

Harva Due February 24 (boy); 3 kids; California 806 posts
22nd Jul '10

just let them fall off

Zombie Mom ✄ 1 child; Washington 13824 posts
22nd Jul '10

My doc said, don't let the shower run directly on them but if they get wet shoot them with a hairdryer afterwards. But if they fall off don't worry about it. I managed to keep mine for the full 2 weeks because I was scared my guts were gonna pop out.

Kells. 18 kids; Fucking, Austria 17622 posts
22nd Jul '10

That sounds about normal. Just let them do their thing.

love,Lauren [mmm] 18 kids; San Antonio, Texas 4259 posts
22nd Jul '10

yes what amanda said... i never had staples. just steri strips from the get go... he took them off after about 2 weeks... or what was left of them.

Darney 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 8209 posts
22nd Jul '10

Its okay if they come off, just don't touch them. Your OB should take them off for you at your 2 week PP checkup.

♥Amanda♥ 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 18467 posts
22nd Jul '10

I've had c sections and just let them be.
When I had elbow surgery a few weeks ago, i picked at them and my incision blew open. It was so nasty.

Jessa♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 13585 posts
22nd Jul '10

I just remember mind coming off about 7 days after I had them on...

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
22nd Jul '10

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Goobies Mom ♥]:</b>“ My doc said, don't let the shower run directly on them but if they get wet shoot them with a hairdryer ... [snip!] ... fall off don't worry about it. I managed to keep mine for the full 2 weeks because I was scared my guts were gonna pop out.”</blockquote>




Oops :? How do you not get them wet when they're right there on the front of you :? I'll have to try to avoid that in my next shower.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
22nd Jul '10

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly & Son:</b>“ That sounds about normal. Just let them do their thing.”</blockquote>




::whew:: good :)

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
22nd Jul '10

<blockquote><b>Quoting love,Lauren:</b>“ yes what amanda said... i never had staples. just steri strips from the get go... he took them off after about 2 weeks... or what was left of them.”</blockquote>




Oh really? I'd be so nervous with just the strips right after! I had staples then strips for both of mine. Sounds like it worked out well for you though :)

Savannah's Mommy! 1 child; Texas 1463 posts
22nd Jul '10

Mine fell off on Monday, 5wks PP

no-name Florida 13972 posts
22nd Jul '10

I was so paranoid about taking mine off, I was so paranoid about the incision. I wanted for them to fall off completely but I did end up taking them off because they'd already come off past the incision and were just holding on by about this much (--). I left them on for a good week like that before I finally gave up. They hurt because they kept pulling down, and some had already fallen off on their own. Let them fall off on your own if you can but if they are almost already off, I don't see the harm and getting them off the rest of the way.



But I had staples, then the strips. Not JUST the strips.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
22nd Jul '10

<blockquote><b>Quoting CoopVicious♥:</b>“ I was so paranoid about taking mine off, I was so paranoid about the incision. I wanted for them to fall ... [snip!] ... off, I don't see the harm and getting them off the rest of the way. But I had staples, then the strips. Not JUST the strips.”</blockquote>



Mk, I feel better now :) cos the staples were in for a good week or so and the doc said my incision looked really well healed up already and the steri strips were for extra reinforcement. I've only had 3 fall off, it's hard though cos I've worn underwear that doesn't settle on it, but the cloth still rubs against it :?