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The best foods to eat to help stitches heal

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
High protein diet: A high protein diet will help in healing the injuries. This may be a combination of fish, chicken and other meats; beans and you may even wish to use ... Read More
Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Balance + protein: Eat a balanced diet and make sure you get plenty of protein to help rebuild all the damaged tissues.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 24 years experience
Hygiene: You cam start eating hard food anytime. However exercise care and good hygiene3 around ext area.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
I would refrain: From solids because of the fact that you have had sutures placed. A general rule that i like to instruct my patients with the consistency of their di... Read More
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Mostly it depends how you feel. You should avoid chewing on those areas with stitches..Do this by eating food from a fork in small bites. Avoid nuts... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You will have a chal: This will be a challenge for you. You can try antibiotic ointment but will have only minimal benefit. Not a lot can be done here to help you
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 73 years experience
Post extraction: Actually it is best to drink lots of fluids = warm, not boiling hot. Soups are good. More liquids, more the healling.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Weeks: It takes 6 weeks for full healing. The wound seals in 24-48 hours.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Trust your doc: When you get stitches, the doctor will determine how long the tissues (fat, muscle, fascia, skin, etc) need to stay together to heal fastest and best.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Laceration?: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.ma... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain.: Many dissolvable sutures dissolve in 7 to 10 days but that can be variable. We don't know where your sutures are or what type of surgery you had. It ... Read More

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