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how to care for a wound after stitches are removed

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ask your surgeon: You should have received wound care instructions and activity restrictions from your surgeon. Every surgeon tends to have his own specific post op ca ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Surgical wound: No recommendation is appropriate online. You need to call the surgeon and get specific orders on how to handle the dressing, when its safe to shower, ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
15 years experience Wound care
Ok to go: Stitches are only removed when the wound has healed adequately that there is little risk for reopening. The face is a relatively low stress area of sk ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No need: If clean, and no symptoms as pain, redness, discharge or other problem, best wishes
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
If it: Opened again completely then the sutures were removed too soon or you accidentally re-traumatized the area before healing matured or both.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ask your Surgeon: Both are acceptable, neither superior over the other.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
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.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Depends: How long the stitch was in & how old you are important facts which you didn't provide. In general, however, stitches from facial wounds can be re ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: bacitracin is fine. Keeping it covered with a bandaid will tend to help it heal faster.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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.
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