Post Op: BAHA

  1. Keep all water out of operated ear.  When showering, bathing, or washing hair, keep the water away from the implant site for 2 weeks.  After 2 weeks, the area can get wet but dry it gently with a dry cloth.
  2. The head dressing (if any) can be removed the day after surgery.  You may wipe the area around the ear with a clean, damp cloth.  Avoid excessive manipulation of any incisions.
  3. Apply the antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin/Polysporin/Neosporin) to the area three times a day until your physician directs you to stop.
  4. For ear pain, use Tylenol as directed or prescription medication as directed.  The pain is usually not severe and will subside in a few days.
  5. Call the office for purulent drainage, severe dizziness, fever above 101.5 F, or facial weakness.
  6. Make an appointment to see the doctor in 3 to 4 weeks. Follow up times may vary and you'll be given specific dates after your procedure.