Wound Care Instructions Post-Biopsy

  1. These instructions should be followed once a day for one to two weeks. Follow these instructions until biopsy site has healed.
  2. Keep area dry for 24 hours.
  3. After 24 hours you may wash the area.
  4. Clean area with mild soap /cleanser.
  5. Apply a small amount of plain petrolatum ointment (Vaseline/Aquaphor).
  6. Cover with a Band-Aid unless a reaction to the Band-Aid occurs.
  7. Call the office if any of the following signs: increased redness, warmth, tenderness or pain at the site, unusual amount of drainage (i.e. blood or pus – more than a Band-Aid would cover).