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How I Can Remove Stitches Mark From My Hand
There are: a number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid. Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Soak and moisteriz: Soak in nice hot water and then in hot olive oil. ...Read more
Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more
Burn: Have a nurse in the er help you with that, so as to minimize chances of infection. ...Read more
How do I clean adhesive from hospital tape thats been left over on my skin and how do I remove it?
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a board certified plastic surgeon to see if they can be improved or should be left alone. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends.: Careful prep of the tissues before repair, meticulous layered closure, fine sutures not tied too tightly or left in too long, ultraviolet avoidance for 6-12 months (or until scar fades), and scar gels or pads all can help to give you the best result. But the first three factors listed are already out of your control and certainly your genetics of healing are pre-determined, so only time will tell! ...Read more
Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got hit last week and got a cut to my upper lip and moustache area without getting stitches. How can it heal without scar?
Seeyour Family Doc: See your family doc for a possible referral to a plastic/cosmetic surgeon/dermatologist... ...Read more
Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?
The palm skin often: Heals well with dressing changes. And uncomlicated healing times differ but a good average time ( known because there are certain surgical procedures where the pal is left intentionally open and unsutured) is about 3 weeks still as u had surgery call your surgeon! sometimes it is just the superficial dry or macerated skin and it is not open. Other times there could be infection or sinus tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ctr 3wks ago and still can't use my hand, when the stitches were removed the top layer of skin hadn't healed properly now i have scar tissue?
Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?
Several possibilitie: Could be several things: 1) inflammatory residual, which should go down in time, use ice pack or moist heat, whichever helps more), 2) Local infection, but redness and warmth would be characteristics. If that's the case antibiotics might be needed. 3) Problem with the surgery, less likely, but would necessitate follow up with the surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?
Hi, when the doctor removes your suturing stitch of a wound on my hand, does it mean that the wound is closed? Infections can't get in throw the wound
Yes and no: When stitches are removed, it means the skin edges have come together nicely and the wound is healing. However, the healing is not complete and the newly formed skin and connections are quite immature so the wound is still predisposed to infections if not kept protected and clean. Your doc should have given you a post stitch removal wound care plan but generally a topical antibiotic will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am two weeks post op distal radius fracture RH. Stitches were removed yesterday, and my hand looks swollen and just odd want to know if its normal at this stage. Its very difficult to make a fist without pain down my wrist and top of hand ?
Postop: Postoperative swelling and discomfort would not be unusual, but if it is marked and quite painful, the surgeon would want to evaluate you. ...Read more
Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due to zinc, on it and cover with gauze ( not bandaids they keep moisture in and promote infection). If near a joint (which it is ) try not to move so ask/buy a small splint. If red, pus, pain it is infected and go back to doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I recently cut my thumb and got 8 stitches. This happened the 22 Dec and the stitches were removed the 29 Dec. I’m concerned the cut isn’t healing?
Hello, my sister had an accident and she got 3 stitches on her pinky a bump is still there after stitches were remove and it hurts what can she do?
Had mallet pinky finger surgery eight stitches were removed I have 1 pin in its been about 3 weeks should I still be in exstream pain?
No: There should be very little pain at three weeks. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have cut the top of my thumb to the bone and had to have the nail removed and had 2 stitches, where would i get numbness?
Nerves : Small peripheral nerves distal to the cut, are not repairable. These branches result in a very small area of altered sensation that can change for the better over time. At other times the nerves are intact but "shocked" fracture? Make sure it stays clean and followup but if you mean the whole thumb and the bandage is too tight , which i hope is not the case ..Get it taken off right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i tore the tendons and dislocated the ring finger on 07/07. the stitches have been removed, but kept the splint. now i cant get my finger to bend, as it only moves a little and then pains if i try to move it with the other finger. what do i do?
L Contusion : You need to see your physician as you may require further treatment. Good Luck ...Read more
I have four stitches on between my thumb and index .i had a wart removed its been four days.but it has been drying sort of but it looks as though its not healing by the stitches but getting dry.and the edges are getting dark just twu spots like dots. my m
Unless it draining: keep it dry...change dressing if indicated and get stitches out (if they are not "temporary") when indicated by your surgeon/dematologist Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
I got the bone removed out of my pinky toe on thursday. I still have stitches but it doesn't hurt bad today. Can i go and play bingo for five hours?
Usually wait: You just had surgery. You need to keep the foot out of the public due to murphy's law. Besides keeping your foot down for 5 hours could cause swelling and pain and delay healing. Please call your doctor and get his opinion before doing anything not on your home going instructions sheet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling has increased 6 days after cast & stitches removed following UCL thumb surgery. is this normal? I'm in a formed splint & only remove it prn.
Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?
See doc who put in: The best person to decide the answer is someone who placed the sutures and can recheck the wound. If you can't see the person who placed them, find your PCP or an ED or acute care doc to check the wound. It's impossible to tell you a good answer over the web or phone... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned that there is a swelling of fluid on my thumb knuckle where I had three stitches from a laceration? The stitches have been removed, and there is no sign of infection.
Having knuckle bone removed out of my pinky toe. I'm so nervous! what do I have to know? Like boot or shoe? How long are stitches in? Crutches?
Foot surgery: Very legitimate concerns that need to be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read more
I had my knuckle bone removed yesterday out of my pinky toe. I have 4 stitches can I walk on it today even tho it's really sore? I have it wrapped
Will eventually heal: But i wouldn't advise it. Cuts on the hand are prone to reopening because of the movement of the hand. Also there are somany underlying structures that are important in the hand that can be injured and should be repaired if the cut is deep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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