That’s usually the worst (though most intuitive) idea. You can easily invite bacteria and all other stuff into the pocket that way, and since the pocket is closed (sooner or later), you might end up with an encapsulated infection… not good
Like Mrln said, removing the plaster might be a good idea - one question though, how is the wound closed? Sutures? If yes, taking off the plaster is an even better idea, because sutures often heal better in a dry environment.
I don’t think so. The flex might rotate a bit (annoying if you’ve got blinkies on it and placed them in a special way, but no real issue) or shift slightly inside the pocket, but that should be no problem.
Okay, so… how big was the incision? I don’t know what kind of flexie is in there, so I’m rather guessing… but should be a small one, I guess
A steri strip behaves a lot better if it’s in a dry environment, so yeah… I would take that plaster off.
Oh, and just to add a little disclaimer - nope, no doctor, just talking out of personal experience
That’s a good sign, though it might start swelling in a few days as well… my implants looked worst on days 2-4 or so…^^
If it was my hand, I’d take the plaster off, put some sterile swab on the incision and put a (not too tight) bandage above. Okay, that’s influenced by the fact that my body just hates the glue of plasters, so I tend to avoid them anyways, but it will also create a slightly more “breating” cover that still keeps everyday dirt and stuff away from the incision itself. Again, just an idea - you might as well just keep an eye on it and just relax
I’m a little late to this party, but the general key is achieve homeostasis before putting a tegraderm on there. If it’s still bleeding even a little bit, hold it up apply light but steady pressure with sterile gauze and wait for the bleeding to stop. Then throw a fresh tegraderm on there and be on your way.