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A 36-year-old female asked:

how do i clean a wound that plastic surgeon stitched up? got steristrips &ointment to put over steristrips. i want to clean surface before apply strip

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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
Saline: Simple saline wash would be best unless you have access to some wound cleansers, most of which are similar to that anyway, but some have silver or other antimicrobials in them. Would avoid betadine, iodine, peroxide, soap etc.
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Wound Care: It is advisable to discuss wound repair care with the plastic surgeon that did the repair.

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