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A 47-year-old female asked:

My 6 yr old son hit his head on the table corner. he seems fine just a 1cm cut on the side of his head. does he need stitches? wound is oozing a little bloo.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/not: If the wound gapes it may need a stitch or 2 but most of that size that don't do not. They generally need to be cleaned & monitored for swelling or drainage that could indicate infection. Most will seal over in a few days & heal without incident.

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Last updated May 18, 2018

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