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Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?
See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
Glue or steristrips: The key to making the most invisible scars is lack of tension on the incision. This is accomplished by placing multiple deep sutures. The closure of the skin is best done with glue or steristrips. This will eliminate any scarring from sutures or staples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Are dissolvable stitches used to suture a septoplasty? I don’t want stitches ripped out of my nose after a septoplasty. Will they use dissolvable stitches?
Thanks for asking!: The placement of sutures deep to the skin surface depends on the location and extent of the injury. Removing the sutures prematurely in an area that is under tension may lead to separation of the edges, even with minor trauma. It takes 3-4 weeks for healing at the skin level usually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didnt tear/bleed. put on bandaid + aquaphore. effect on healin
Take is easy: Knocking of a scab is not going to affect the healing or your health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Robotic surgery 2 wks ago. Glue on umbilical incision fell off. 90% closed, 10% teeny opening. No bleeding, pain, or discharge. Can it heal naturally?
If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
For what reason ?: And is the ointment made for intraoral use? Is the wound infected? See your physician if there is a problem with the healing.. The infection would not be on the surface, but in the deeper tissues. ...Read more
Yes, they dissolve.: Monocryl is an absorbable, clear, monofilament that is often used just under the skin to line-up the edges of an incision. It is less inflammatory than most absorbable sutures, so it is less likely to spit. It also takes a little longer to dissolve. I used it daily for wide range of cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks (witch hazel) and facelifts. ...Read more
Surgery last week. Dissolvable stitches. At end, there are stitches sticking out. Bleed after small tug(thought dead skin). Little prickle now. Help?
Its ok: This sounds "normal", but you may want to call your surgeon to be sure. You should have a postop appointment coming soon as well. Maybe you could call and ask to be seen earlier. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had closed rhinoplasty 5days ago. right tip outer skin surface close to my inside stitches is very painful when touching. if stitch is infected, wha?
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