We perform a lot of biopsies in our office. Often we are asked how to best care for a biopsy site… here are a few simple things you can do.
- Keep it covered. DO NOT leave it open to the air to breathe. Any wound or biopsy will heal quicker if kept moist and covered.
- Apply plain Vaseline or Aquaphor to the site.. many people are allergic or sensitive to topical antibiotic creams.
- Keep the site clean with plain soap and water. DO NOT use peroxide, it can irritate the skin.
- Keep the wound covered with a simple band-aid. If you are allergic to latex, use latex free paper tape.
If ever in doubt about how your wound is healing. Call the office at 603-742-5556 and ask to speak to a nurse.