How to Care for Stitches
Stitches are generally removed after 5 to 15 days, even though your wound won't likely heal for several months or longer. Your job is to keep them clean and protected the short time they're there....
Dr. Wedro takes you through the process of caring for stitches (sutures). Proper
care of stitches decreases the risk of infection.
Sep 9, 2014 ... Your wound will need care and observation. After the stitches or staples are put
in,the area may be covered with a thin layer of antibiotic ...
WebMD talks about why you may get stitches, how to care for them, different
types of stitches, and much more.
Jun 4, 2014 ... If you have stitches (sutures), make sure that you keep them clean ... Your
healthcare professional should tell you how to care for your wound.
Dec 9, 2014 ... Sutures, or stitches, are the most commonly used method to fix a cut or wound.
Other methods are skin adhesives or glue, Steri-Strips or ...
They join the sides of the cut together so that it can heal. If you need stitches, you
don't need to worry, but you do need to take care of the stitches until the skin ...
If the cut is large, it may need stitches or staples to close the wound and stop the
bleeding. It is important to take care of the injury site after the doctor applies the ...
Your Care Instructions. A cut on your child's face can be on the chin, cheek, nose,
forehead, eyelid, lip, or ear. The doctor used stitches to close the cut.
A cut on your hand can be on your fingers, your thumb, or the front or back of your
hand. Sometimes a cut can injure the tendons, blood vessels, or nerves of ...