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Dissolvable Stitches Polysporin
I mistakenly put compound w gel on a wound with stitches instead of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What can I do now?
Usually about a week: Dissolving sutures are usually gone in about 7-10 days. However, if the inside of the nose dries out then they can take longer to dissolve. You should liberally use saline spray inside the nose to keep the area moist which will hasten healing and improve comfort after septoplasty surgery. ...Read more
Had tympanoplasty 3 weeks ago. Most of my dissolvable stitches have fallen off but not all of them. Can I take a shower and get those stitches wet?
Until dissolve: If they are outside your mouth and exposed to the water, wait until they dissolve. Otherwise your wound may reopen or heal improperly. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?
Yo! I had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?
About 4 to 6 weeks: Variable that impact time to dissolve include size and type of suture, your response to the suture and the knots. The knots often take longer to dissolve. If you have not made your post op appointment, please do. This is a good question for your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more
I have dissolvable stitches in my head, I am wondering how i'd know when those stitches have dissolves?
I had a mucocele removed 2weeks ago. Dr put dissolvable stitches but 2 stiches have not dissolved. Should I go to the dr to get this removed?
What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?
It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?
I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?
It depends: Laproscopic versus open? Laproscopic incisions are small. Usually the deep tissue/muscles are stitched and the skin is glued. It really depends on the surgeon on how the incisions will be closed. ...Read more
Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.
I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?
Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more
How long do stitches stay in after a septoplasty? My surgeon said he will use dissolvable stitches. But he didn't tell me how long they would take to fall out..
In a standard septoplasty there is one set of dissolvable sutures used to close the incision. It's also common for a different type of dissolveable suture to be used to sew the skin lining that covers the septum back to itself (using a quilting type stitch).
Depending on how much incision cleaning and saline rinsing you do after surgery it can take up to about a month for all of the sutures to come out. The majority of the sutures come out in the first week or two, though. ...Read more
Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .
While dissolvable sutures may be used to close the skin after a neck lift, it is important to remember that they are dissolved via the process of inflammation, which can result in increased scarring and pigmentation.
Polypropylene sutures slide very easily during removal and cause minimal reaction.
If you really insist on dissolvable sutures, fine catgut, or fast-absorbing chromic sutures would be best. ...Read more
Depends usu 1-2 week: Depends on material. Can take longer than 2 weeks. Once the wound is healed, can ask health care provider. Sometimes have loose undissolved ends which can be easily removed to help with the process. ...Read more
What to do if I need to know are dissolvable stitches when first put in a kind of beige or light tan color I had them?
I am sorry: But I do not understand your question. Please consider rephrasing and resubmitting. Thanks. ...Read more
Frenectomy: A labial frenectomy is a procedure that cuts the fibrous band which attaches the upper lip to the upper jaw. People have this procedure to help stabilize the closure of a space between the upper front teeth. Dissolvable sutures are used so that you won't need to see the surgeon following the surgery to remove the sutures. Remember to have the space closed first before the frenectomy. ...Read more
Stitches: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/23262925/ at the hospital where I work we tend to close cesareans with stitches because they may be less likely to open up, compared to staples. Stitches are nice because you do not need a separate appointment for their removal. There is no difference in the amount of discomfort with either method. ...Read more
My son has two dissolvable stitches on his forehead. Can he go swimming? I don't think he can but I'm not 100%.
Avoid: I would avoid submersion in water until laceration has healed. ...Read more
3 weeks post laparoscopy, dissolvable stitches have fallen out but there are small red dots where the stitches were, what are these, will they go?
Temporary: Those red dots are your body's inflammatory response. That's perfectly normal and expected and will fade over the coming weeks. A year from now you will have a hard time seeing the scar. ...Read more
I had an appendix removal and one of the dissolvable stitches hasn't dissolved. Its been 2 years. A little bit is sticking out and is itchy sometimes?
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