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How Do I Apply Butterfly Stitches
Simple Care: Burns are response of tissues to heat injury. It is inflammation which increases blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid further damage as this can cause scarring . Trick is to protect from more injury. If below the skin, see a doc. ...Read more
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Cut my toe on glass and i need stitches, i dont want them so im cleaning everyday, and applying butterfly strips to pull the skin closer, will it heal?
Yes: Sunburn is a result of excessive oxidative stress to the tissues of your skin. Lotions that have antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties can partially reverse some of this damage. This is why aloe is so useful. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties. You may want to try come coconut oil as well (anti-oxidant) however, no guarantee on the healing time. The deeper the burn the longer the healing. ...Read more
I got hurt on my cheek what should I do / use so i don't scar? :( ! i'm using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)
Wound Care: If the wound is not large and the edges have came apart. You can use butterfly bandages to align the edges. Then use a topical antibiotic like neosporin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Cover the wound twice a day with the antibiotic and keep it covered with a bandaid large enough to cover the wound... But get a cool bandaid, they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and some have antibiotic already on them. ...Read more
Best way to go: The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck. Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for better or worse, you will have to get it off. Best trick it to then gently apply traction on the gauze and then using a finger, push the skin away from the gauze. Do not pull the gauze away. There will be a second of pain and a little blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple cleaning OK: Many wounds will continue to ooze a bit of serum after closure & that can build up & provide food for skin germs that could later invade & infect it. A brief cleaning of the area with soap & water or peroxide being sure to leave it dry can remove the serum & prevent infection. Working around stitches with a wet q tip is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes nothing: Neosporin might keep a cut from being infected but does not promote healing. If the cut is clean, and there is no swelling or pain, and the edges are together (tape might help) , then don't worry about neosporin. It will heal in those circumstances as fast as if you used neosporin. ...Read more
It varies: Even though burns are separated into 1st, 2nd , and 3rd degree categories, there are also an infinite amount of variations within each type. In other words every burn is a little different. The answer to your question is to seek treatment from a doctor qualified to treat burns and follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I don't get stitches right away on an open wound cut. How long do I have until I can't get them no more?
Depends on where: The longer a cut is left open before closing with sutures the higher the risk of infection after closing. Some areas such as the face have such an abundant blood supply that it may be safer to close an older cut than say one on the leg. If it is past about six hours it may not be advisable to close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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