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How do I get dry blood out of my hair when I have just gotten 4 staples put into my head yesterday?

I can not get the staples wet, and my hair is filled with dry blood

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Ouch be careful!
tell an adult/ doctor to help you, there may be an infection.

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no, I have gotten them put in by a doctor,
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OH, haha. Then you can ask them still for help,. :)
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i cant believe they didnt give you some of that orange stuff nor can i believe they didnt clean your head and hair ...
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i know. the er doctor only cleaned the area that had the wound.
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We have two here i call them horse piddles and i wouldnt take a dog to them - one used to be good but the other bought it out == mostly Young and in a hurry and they know and do as little as possible --- shame --
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what?
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First of all, use a fine-tooth comb to gently comb out as much of the dried blood as possible. Then, use an old washcloth, dampened with cold water to GENTLY remove the dry blood (you want to use an old one, first, because it should be softer, and second, so it won't matter if it stains). You can also apply hydrogen peroxide to the affected hair--it will foam up vigorously and remove the blood, but be careful not to get it on your injury--but be aware that it may also lighten your hair a bit. But, if you follow it with that same damp washcloth, it should remove most, if not all, of the dried blood.

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my hair is a dark brown, so it will certainly be noticable if my hair lightens
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The lightening effect is subtle, no more than what you get from being out in the sun for a few hours. But if the idea bothers you, the comb & washcloth will get enough out to hold you until you're allowed to wash your hair. I just had surgery, and was unable to shower or bathe, except for sponge baths for two WEEKS! Yeecchhh! So, I can sympathize. Have you asked a friend or family member if they can, ever so carefully, wash the affected hair without getting the wound wet? If they're willing, use a mild shampoo, like baby shampoo, to get it out--that way, if any does get there, it won't irritate the wound. I had to have my husband wash mine, in the kitchen sink (because it has a sprayer, for more control). I don't want to mislead you--mine was knee surgery (about 30 staples, btw), so there was no danger to the incision. The other thing you could do, to protect the wound, would be to hold a folded washcloth over it--wrap the cloth in plastic wrap, to waterproof it--while your friend washes your hair. That should keep the area clean and dry.
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You got staples = you didnt say stitches and staples = Accordingly how many -- i would wet around hydrogen peroxide and this will clean and moisten the blood and then gently rub in some hair moisturizer and then wash hair gently not to disturb the cut ...

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listen to alva.
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Go to the emergency room or get an appointment with a doctor. It has to be today or else you go to ER for it. Wait, only do that if the staples are still in your head. Otherwise just do what everybody else is saying.
How did you get staples in your head? Did somebody else do it? I can't see any way you could have done it unless you were stapling a hat that was on your head!

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I have staples in my head because i had gotten a wound saturday and i went to er, doctor put staples in to keep it together so it can heal.
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Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Few! That's a releif!!! I was really scared!!!
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