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What can i put on dissolvable stitches

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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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
26 years experience Periodontics
Probably : If the sutures don't resorb they may require removal to prevent infection.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do not think so: If those are dissolvable sutures they go away by themselves , give them sometime.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends!: Some resorbable sutures dissolve in as little as 3-5 days; some sutures take as long as 3 months to dissolve. Most sutures, however, dissolve in 1-3 w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Lipman
35 years experience Radiology
Depends usu 1-2 week: Depends on material. Can take longer than 2 weeks. Once the wound is healed, can ask health care provider. Sometimes have loose undissolved ends which ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depending on the type of dissolvable suture (there are several different types) anywhere from 10 days to 6+ months.
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