Awkward area to dress: adjacent Labia majora

Specialties Wound


I have a 29 year old patient status post incision and drainage of an abscess (MRSA cellulitis) at her right groin with one margin at her labiocrural fold. I am packing the wound and then covering with a DSD. I am looking for suggestions/advise on how to secure without putting too much tape (if indeed any) on her right labia majora. This is an early intervention, still presenting with moderate sanguineous drainage.




Specializes in home health, neuro, palliative care.

Can she wear some sort of girdle that extends down the thigh a way? Something snug enough to hold a dressing in place without tape.


I was going to suggesst the disposable mesh panties that most hospitals provide. They should be snug enough to hold the dressing in place.

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