Generalized Soft Tissue

  • Keep the operated ear dry (see custom water protection).
  • Exertional activity – including heavy lifting, nose blowing, bearing down, etc. – is not advisable.
  • You may wash your hair, preferably over the kitchen sink with the operated ear up and protected by a towel.
  • The suture lines are to be cleaned two (2) times a day with hydrogen peroxide.
  • An antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin®) should be placed on the suture lines after each cleaning.
  • The cotton plug that’s in the ear canal may be changed as needed, and it may be held in place with a Band-Aid®.
  • Use ear drops as directed, if prescribed.
  • Remove the external dressing in the A.M.
  • A laxative of choice may be necessary.

When to Call the Doctor

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Fever Over 101 Degrees
  • Vomiting to the Point of Dehydration
  • Not Voiding (inability to urinate)
  • Extremely Dark Urine
  • Elevated Temperature
  • Severe Dizziness

Please call the medical assistant at (304) 340-2205 with any questions or concerns.

For an emergency, dial (304) 342-0124 and press “1” to designate the call as an emergency, and our trained office personnel will respond to your emergency call.

EN&T Associates

500 Donnally Street, Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 340-2200

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.