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Head staple removal

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Call: Follow the instructions given to you, but you can also call the doctor and let him/her know.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Skin: This should not be a problem. If redness or pustular drainage that would be a reason to be seen sooner.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, i cannot speculate whether you have ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Keep it clean & dry.: Contact medical for signs of infection: redness, swelling, ^pain, drainage, warmth or fever. Have staples removed when directed by physician. Take car... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It's safe to take them out now.
A female asked:
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Depends : Some amount of pain is expected to happen by If there is worsening of pain , redness , discharge , fever then it can indicate infection. Can try paink... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
How inconvenient!: Care of staples is pretty much the same as caring for stitches. Keep the area clean and dry. Watch for signs of infection: redness, red streaking, dis... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
No: As long as hair is not into the wound closure you are okay, typically some gets caught under the stables.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Will go away: Give it a couple of days, it will go away. You can take some pain pills for it. Possibly a tight suture.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No!: See you primary doctor asap or if not immediately available, go to the emergency room or an advanced urgent care for evaluation. If the fluid is trul... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I wouldn't usually: The pain & trauma of injecting a local far exceeds the minor discomfort of staple removal. I don't recall ever needing it even on small children.