I am sure they told me how when I left the hospital this afternoon, but the anesthesia is only wearing off now. I was given a lot of paperwork about rest and diet, but nothing about how to care for the incisions. Can I remove the dressings to shower? Should I swab with alcohol? WebMD was no help, so I am hoping someone on yahoo answers has medical experience and can give me some advice.

I would ordinarily call my doctor, but I have such a sore throat that talking hurts.