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A 33-year-old member asked:

Cut my toe on glass and i need stitches, i dont want them so im cleaning everyday, and applying butterfly strips to pull the skin closer, will it heal?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Without an exam it is not possible to go into detail. Usually a toe is easy to treat with a dressing which compresses the wound together. I use BIOCLUSIVE membrane this way with excellent results. You can also consider GLUE. Ask your Dr about these.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Likely….: but what is the big deal if you needed stitches? also, are you sure you did not lacerate a tendon? how is your tetanus prophylaxis? any signs of infection?

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Last updated Sep 4, 2016

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