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Removal of stitches from ear area and canal

Advice given to the patients

  • Do not engage in strenuous activity
  • Get up from bed gentle to avoid dizziness
  • Change cotton wool twice a day and ensure the BIPP pack is in in situ
  • Patient to come for removal of BIPP pack in 1 week or 2 weeks post operation by the doctor’s instructions
  • There may be slight bleeding but if bleeding occurs excessively then report to A&E to be seen by the doctor.
  •  Look for signs of infection (e.g offensive ear discharge or discharge form the stitches area). Report to A&E for treatment

If you experience any difficulty, please contact:

West Middlesex University Hospital

Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
Outpatients 5, 1st Floor

Tel:  0208 321 5628 /  0208 321 5904

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