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A 45-year-old member asked:

is a papoose board useful when stitching a child's cut?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Occasionally: The papoose board is sometimes helpful in restraining a wiggly infant for a procedure such as stitches.Utility is limited by location of the cut , size of the child & preference. I often use bed sheets in a cocoon wrap to do the same thing.
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin commented
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Often used and drug free.
Feb 20, 2014

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Any ideas of what's going to be used on my child's cut? When can they use glu?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Depends: The need to close a laceration depends on the size, depth, and location of the cut. The purpose of sutures (stitches), staples, or glue is to pull the edges of the cut together to allow it to heal with less risk of scarring and infection. A type of medical 'super glue' can be used on cuts in areas such as the scalp and in areas that don't get a lot of pulling.

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