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Can i put antiseptic cream on dissolvable stitches

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No: Just keep it clean and dry. If you doctor wanted you on antibiotics they would prescribe pills for you. If they did make sure you take the entire cour... Read More
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Yes: But not to much want to keep the site clean and dry for the most part, the cream won't add a whole lot and not worth it.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Yes: Swimming should be fine, but I would wait at least a week after stitches were placed. Best of luck.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 27 years experience
Probably : If the sutures don't resorb they may require removal to prevent infection.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I do not think so: If those are dissolvable sutures they go away by themselves , give them sometime.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibioti... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
MOLE follow up: YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU INSTRUCTIONS. ANY OVER THE COUNER ANTIBIOTIC CREAM WILL PREVENT INFECTION, BUT MANY DOCTORS NOW BELIEVE THAT RUBBIN... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably ok: If tissues are badly swollen, however, the tissues can be pulling on the stitches. Call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon that did your surgery, that's the... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Skin care: Most superficial skin cuts will heal with time . Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid a lot of skin care products , antiseptics are ok. Keep the area c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Shallow cut: Antiseptic cream should be adequate treatment for a shallow cut
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Holtz
Gynecologic Oncology 23 years experience
Not really: There is a microscopic layer of skin that forms over incisions in 48 hours. I'd check your doctor's instructions, but usually you can open them to the... Read More

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