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A 22-year-old female asked:

I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Get it checked: Swelling and redness could be signs of infection. Have the dr who placed them recheck them, or go to urgent care / er for exam to be sure you do not need an antibiotic.
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment !

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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