Dermatology Excisional Surgery / Wound Biopsy Aftercare
*** If you notice redness spreading out from the wound, thick odorous drainage, increased swelling, heat or tenderness at the wound or have any other questions or problems, please contact us right away. ***
Wound Care / Post-operative Instructions
- Clean wound with tap water
- Apply Polysporin, Neosporin, or Bacitracin ointment
- Cover with a Band-Aid 24 hours a day
- Change the dressing twice a day
Follow these instructions until the area is completely healed or you return to the office for suture removal. It is important to keep the wound moist with ointment and covered with a Band-Aid in order to prevent a thick scab from forming, which will delay wound healing and produce more scar formation
Dermatology Cryosurgery (Freezing) Aftercare Instructions
Typically, a small scab or blister will form over the areas treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing). The scab will remain for several days, and then the scab will slough off with washing. In the event a blister (blood or clear fluid) forms after freezing, you may puncture the blister with a sterile needle to drain the fluid. Then, leave the roof of the blister in place and cover the area with antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, Polysporin etc.) and a bandage. Continue to remove the bandage, clean the area, re-apply antibiotic ointment, and cover the area with a bandage daily until the area completely heals.
How do I get my pathology report(s)?
To obtain your pathology report, you can call 1-866-400-9557. You can also visit www.mytestresults.com and enter the following information:
- Customer number (8664009557)
- Your social security number
- Your PIN, which is your date of birth (MMDDYY)