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How Long Redness Go Away After Stitches
Stitched straight cut in eyebrow but I noticed after 2 months it's red and raised and it is bigger than of the original cut, why and how long to heal?
Possible keloid: This could be vigorous scar tissue, or keloid. It could take up to 6 months to a year to entirely heal. Keep sun exposure to a minimum. Also you may want to use cocoa butter and or vitamin e to massage over scar. You should consult plastic surgeon, sometimes steroid creams or injections can help. ...Read more
After stitches removed top layer skin not ppen, can it be because the other layers already healed, ? No redness or pain it looks like small cut
Yes: Stitches are removed after the skin has closed and starts healing. ...Read more
Had an infected sebaceous cyst removed 2 wks ago. No stitches; daily dressings. Has been healing well. Suddenly, I notice redness around the wound.?
See the doc: That removed the cyst as it sounds like it is becoming infected ...Read more
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 more
On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out. Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?
Need to see it.: A picture = 1000 words (whereas u only get 100 letters), so consider HealthTap Prime or scheduling an appt w/ ur doctor 4 confirmation of the following: scar tissue has only 70% of strength of original skin & less blood flow; I think u r seeing redness & splitting bcuz ur skin is not growing back whole like when u were 3. The soreness is from nerve irritation which is normal but won't go away soon ...Read more
I had stitched removed in july and the location where it was removed appears red and has a discharge clear in color?
See doctor: Go have that checked out. Unlikely related but a physical exam is very useful in this situation. Best of luck! ...Read more
12yrs ago I had scissors go thru my face A dr stitched it up I never had problems out of it but today it was red swollen and had a hard thing under it?
Swelling: Any bleeding, pain, or as in your case swelling requires an evaluation. Please call your GP for an examination. Observation, treatment, or referral may be indicated. ...Read more
So I had minor sugery to remove a cyst and and received four stitches now the area is red and painful is infected. The sugery was a week ago.?
Wound infection: See your dr, it sounds like your wound is infected. You will need antibiotics, and the stitches may need to be removed. ...Read more
I was in a car wreck &i have a facial cut that got stitched up. I get stitches removed in about 3 days. What can I do to prevent a big red scar?
Avoid the sun:
Until the redness is gone. Scars mature for 6-12 months or more. The redness may maximize at about 6 weeks post-injury when the blood flow is maximal. The most important thing you can do is to avoid sunburn or suntan until the scar is mature. Use sunscreen with an spf of 15 or more, a hat, and reapply the sunscreen often.
Good luck! ...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
Call your doctor.:
Without seeing it, it's hard to say. Stitches keep wounds closed while they heal and they are a bit irritating to the body, so sometimes the skin where the stitch is placed will appear pink/red- but sometimes that's the first sign of an infection.
Please call the provider who did the procedure. They will want to know about any problems you are having, and will likely want to see the area. ...Read more
My surgery wound is angry red and itchy so I pulled one of the scabs and puss oozed out and I see my stitch but they where suppose to disolve. What2do?
Call your doctor: Contact your doctor's office for followup. Redressing of the wound along with possible antibiotics may be needed if an infection is present or wound is not healing properly ...Read more
Had stitches removed 2 weeks ago from an incision to remove a mole. It's still very red and painful. Is this normal?
What should I do if I think some of my stitches from my recently surgery are infected? They are red brown and yellow and slightly raised?
Contact the surgeon: Contact the surgeon's office for their recommendation and advice. ...Read more
I've had a c-section over 18 yrs ago and suddenly I have started getting a smelly discharge from where the stitches were & quite painful & red.?
Hi I got 4 stitches on my finger 8 days ago. I took the stitches out today and the cut is still open and there is a red lump it was also bleading?
See below: Without seeing this, it is best to advise that you see your doctor who placed the stiches. ...Read more
I had a cut on side of my eyebrow ad had 4 stitches not it has healed, but left a red patch alittle bit harder than normal skin. How can I get rid?
Wait: This is normal and will become not red and softer over several weeks time. ...Read more
It now 3 months and half after shaved eyebrow to stitch wound in 4 old boy, the hair grow but not like the other eyebrow and the cut still red raised?
My husband has a 1/2 in tear in his skin between his tail bone and anus. It is red and open, possibly needs stitches. What would cause this?
Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted about two weeks ago. The places were he stitched looks red. Sides feel like swollen but aren't.Teeth still sensitive?
Check back: The amount of swelling after wisdom teeth extraction depends on how extensive or complicated the surgery was. Sutures are placed to help with healing and they are removed or are resolved within one week or so. If tenderness or swelling persists please go in for a check back with your surgeon ...Read more
I had open carpal tunnel surgery october 21st and stitches removed on november 5th the top lay of skin is open. No leakage no redness so is this okay?
Often the top layer: Of skin cracks peels and breaks a bit. Especially the thick palm skin. Ask your surgeon if they object to using cream or lotion. ...Read more
Had a back mole removed about a week ago. Area has a scab and still a bit of dissolvable stitch. The skin around the area is red but no puss - normal?
Yes: Totally normal. If not better within a week, see Doc for reevaluation. ...Read more
Had stitches removed from orthoscopic knee sx 5 days ago. Hard tender lump growing under 1 incision site. Not red or hot.?
Contact doctor: It would be prudent to contact your doctor and the lesion may need to be examined to determine if an intervention is needed. ...Read more
Tingling around keyhole surgry site and small red lump by stitches area \u0026 off \u0026 on pain in stomach This is nearly 4weeks after surgry?
Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to call your surgeon's answering service and make an appointment to see him or her ASAP this week to make sure there is no infection or other complication. ...Read more
My lil girl is 6 went to dentist, he cut her lip! 2 stitches and that was to days ago. Now full of pus and really red. Please help, I am scared!
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more
I cut myself shaving my leg and its really red- how long does it take for redness to go away- this was a week ago?
May be infected: If yu have an open wound that is getting more painful, with spreading redness, increasing skin temp, or drainage from the skin you may have an infection. Red streaks from the area or symptoms like pain behind the knee or at the groin area indicate spreading infection, and progressive symptoms like fever, nausea or abdominal painty indicate blood poisoning. See a doctor right away to be evaluated. ...Read more
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