Treatments and tests

Oiling your dressing for removal

Please complete the following instructions at least 2 hours prior to your clinic appointment. You may choose to do this the night before.

These instructions will help the nurse remove the Fixomull® (white tape) from your wound. It also helps remove the Surfasoft® that may have been put over your skin graft or ReCell® during your operation.


  1. Mix Lanolin and emollient cream together and apply a thick layer over the Fixomull tape dressing that has been applied over the Surfasoft or Telfa Clear dressing.
  2. Wrap the dressing area with plastic wrap then a bandage.
  3. Leave all this on until your clinic appointment. The nurse will remove the dressing in the clinic.


State Burns Service, Fiona Stanley Hospital

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