A 24-year-old female asked:
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got a laceration above and in my eyebrow last night, cleaned and applied neosporn to it and bandaged it. do i need stitches? 2" long less than 1"deep

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Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Needs evaluation: Need for stitches is based on a number of things. Given the location and depth of the wound, stitches may be required to achieve the best final cosmetic result. Recommend getting evaluated as soon as possible, as there comes a time where it is no longer appropriate to close the wound.
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Elyas Parsa
Dr. Elyas Parsa commented
11 years experience Family Medicine
Totally agree with above, in addition do not apply neosporin to any wound as 30% of patient of allergic to this medication. If this was a simple wound and does not need laceration repair after it has been evaluated, just apply regular vasaline to the wound for healing.
Jul 7, 2014
Dr. Joseph Eby
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sounds like it does: It is hard to tell without an examination, however from the dimensions on your description it sounds as if you do require sutures. Although all wounds will heal eventually. Lacerations that penetrate full thickness through the skin usually require sutures to help them heal more rapidly and with less scarring. Facial lacerations if clean are usually considered safe to suture as late as 24 hours
Answered on Jul 8, 2014

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NO: Inside stitches made of dissolvable material and will go away on their own

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