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How to care for a wound after stitches are removed

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No need: If clean, and no symptoms as pain, redness, discharge or other problem, best wishes

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Ask your Surgeon: Both are acceptable, neither superior over the other.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
Either: If you want the skin wound closed in a certain way, ask the surgeon prior to the procedure. If there is a lot of fatty tissue in the abdominal wall or... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Cyst removal: it may stop depending on how much it re-opened. if it is large it may need to be debriefed and have a secondary closure.
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Will heal: slowly with time. please keep it clean and have follow up visit with your doctor
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: Bacitracin does not prevent or treat skin infections. It is useless. It is a common sensitizer, causing allergic reactions. Studies comparing it to va... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine.
A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some...: Minor bleeding of various degree is expected at this stage of healing. All what you have to do is flush the wound for cleansing, paint it with betadin... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Stitch infection: Remember to use some antibiotic ointment or cream over the areas but you should (must) return to see the surgeon as soon as possible for an evaluation... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Good news is...: The god news is it was a localized melanoma, removed, and you are home free now. Suggest seeing your doctor (derm or facial plastics) back very soon b... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 years experience
call doctor: I would call your doctor to get proper instruction because he was the onethat remove your cysts.He would know best for you.For sure, you need to keep ... Read More