Question: Can I Wash My Hair Before Surgery?

What should I wash before surgery?

To cleanse your skin prior to surgery, your surgeon has asked that you shower with the antibacterial soap agent called chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).

A common name for this soap is Hibiclens, Betasept or Exidine, but any brand with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate is acceptable..

What should you not do before surgery?

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes water, coffee, gum, or mints. If you do, it may be necessary to cancel your surgery. Do not smoke or use chewing tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.

Can you wear rubber bands in your hair during surgery?

Do Not… Wear clips, pins, rubber bands or barrettes; hair should be worn loose.

What can I do with long hair during surgery?

If you have long hair, consider braiding it or putting it in a ponytail. Don’t put on makeup or use any hair products. Remove your contact lenses and wear your eye glasses to the hospital (if this applies to you) Remove all jewelry, including any and ALL piercings (leave them at home).

What happens if you are on your period during surgery?

Don’t worry – It’s okay if you have your period the day of your surgery or while you are in the hospital! This will not cause your surgery to be cancelled. Most likely you won’t be allowed to wear a tampon while in surgery. Instead, you will be given a pad to wear.

Can you wear your hair up for surgery?

Also, makeup, hair products and nail polish can be flammable and should not be worn when you are having surgery. Hair—If you have long hair, consider putting it into a braid or a ponytail, or bring an elastic band with you so that you can tie your hair back once you get to the hospital.

Can I brush my teeth the morning of surgery?

Can I brush my teeth the morning of surgery? Yes. You may brush your teeth and swish with a small amount of water to rinse.

Why do I have to shower twice before surgery?

Bathing: It is important to prepare your skin for surgery to reduce the risk of infection. You must take a bath or shower the night before and the morning of surgery. You must use a liquid antiseptic soap wash (such as Dial® or a product given to you by your clinic).

Do you pee under general anesthesia?

These muscle paralyzing drugs do not cause paralysis of the bladder or bowel muscles, which is why people under general anesthesia are not incontinent of urine or feces.

Can I put on deodorant before surgery?

Do not drink alcohol for at least twenty-four (24) hours before surgery. Do not chew gum on the day of surgery. Bathe or shower the day of surgery. Do not wear makeup, lotion, powder, deodorant or nail polish.

Can you wear socks during surgery?

You may bring socks to wear. Do not wear contact lenses, make-up, nail polish, hairpins, or jewelry, including body piercings. All body piercings must be removed before surgery because electrocautery is used during surgery and piercings can cause an arcing which could result in burns on the patient.

What happens if you wake up during surgery?

The condition, called anesthesia awareness (waking up) during surgery, means the patient can recall their surroundings, or an event related to the surgery, while under general anesthesia. Although it can be upsetting, patients usually do not feel pain when experiencing anesthesia awareness.