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Doctor insights on: Itchy Whelps Stitches

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Do stitches itch after 6 days? My son is saying it hurts. But don't know if he means itchy.

Do stitches itch after 6 days? My son is saying it hurts. But don't know if he means itchy.

Stitches: how old is your son? Depending on age, he should be able to tell you if it is pain or itching. When skin healing occurs, itching can often be a symptom. More information is needed to make an accurate assessment. Where are the sutures? An examination would be able to determine if there is an infection starting or if it is normal healing skin after sutures. ...Read more

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Is it safe for your stitches to feel itchy?

Is it safe for your stitches to feel itchy?

Itchy stitches: The area closed with stitches will itch while healing is going on. It is safe and common. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my stitches on my arm are itchy and pricky, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my stitches on my arm are itchy and pricky, what do you suggest?

Healing: Itching stitches are a sign of healing provided that the wound is not red or swollen. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Nearly 2 years after my episiotomy - i always suffer itchiness and its always sore. Stitches fell out early. Should i worry?

Nearly 2 years after my episiotomy - i always suffer itchiness and its always sore. Stitches fell out early. Should i worry?

Examination: Have an Obgyn examine the area. They can see if you have any abnormalities or scar tissue. In some cases surgical correction can be done to fix the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Got steri strips put on after getting my stitches out and the doc knew i'm allergic to adhesive. It's beginning to get very itchy. Plz help?

Got steri strips put on after getting my stitches out and the doc knew i'm allergic to adhesive. It's beginning to get very itchy. Plz help?

Skin Allergy: If the stitches were taken out timely, most of the time steri strips are not needed unless there is wound gaping. Anyways, as it is very itchy, call your doctor and ask. S/he may advise you to take them off. By the time, take some anti itch med. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed from my side back 12 days ago the stitches are now out its itchy and today I noticed a lump under scar is this normal? No pus

Probably yes: Site location, size (length), and what type of suturing was done will change was the site feels and looks like. Often, suturing under skin (dissolving type usually) will provide the lump you feel. It will take remodeling time for it to soften and lay flat. Itching is not uncommon, and often relates to swelling changes or irritation of surface by clothing/ointments, etc. Normal healing is months ...Read more

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My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

It does not sound : Like an infection but since we cat see it bring your son back to the doc to take a look or somehow post a picture for further comment. Infections are usually red, Or if there is a pus this is another sign of infection. The sutures might just be a little tight and that is the "itchy bump"..... ...Read more