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Chronic Subdural Haemorrhage

Chronic Subdural Haemorrhage - How to prevent?

Chronic Subdural Haemorrhage - Preparing for surgery

Chronic Subdural Haemorrhage - Post-surgery care

Adopt the following wound care methods after surgery:

  • Cover the wound with sterile dressing
  • Visit a polyclinic/GP to change the dressing if it is wet, dirty or loose
  • Keep the wound and dressing dry and clean until the sutures or staples are removed
  • You may wash your hair gently with mild shampoo aday after the sutures and staples are removed
  • DO NOT scratch, massage or stretch the wound area
  • DO NOT apply anything to your wound unless instructed by your doctor
  • DO NOT use hair products e.g. spray, gel, cream, dye within the next three months post-surgery
  • Visit a doctor immediately if the following occurs:
    • Persistent and increasing pain at the wound site
    • Fever of 38oC or higher
    • Skin around the wound becomes red and swollen
    • Bleeding or foul-smelling discharge from the wound
    • Stitches give way

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