- 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.