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Surgery almost 2 weeks ago. Dissolvable stitches. on one end, stitch is sticking out. Abt size of pinky nail. I put neosporin near area. Wht do I do?

Surgery almost 2 weeks ago. Dissolvable stitches. on one end, stitch is sticking out. Abt size of pinky nail. I put neosporin near area. Wht do I do?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Neosporin & Stitches: Infrequent side effects of neosporin + pain relief top:
stinging of skin,
skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication,
redness of skin,
itching,
hives,
rash,
giant hives.
I prefer using aquaphor ointment on stitches. ...Read more

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Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

What did the: Treating physician tell you? Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase your sensitivity to any of the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). Did you doctor want you to put anything over your stitches? ...Read more

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I gotten my tubes tied last Friday and I was wondering if I can use neosporin on my stitches?

I gotten my tubes tied last Friday and I was wondering if I can use neosporin on my stitches?

Call your surgeon: You need to ask your question of your surgeon as the type of stitches may not allow the application of Neosporin. Moreover your surgeon will want to know if the incision is also infected. ...Read more

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Rod placed in leg and stitches have dried black blood 1.5weeks after. Used neosporin and covered it. Why does it look so nasty ?

Rod placed in leg and stitches have dried black blood 1.5weeks after. Used neosporin and covered it. Why does it look so nasty ?

Wash : Neosporin is a good topical antibiotic, but it is not what you need here. Unless the wound looks infected (red, hot, painful, draining fluid/pus) there is no need to use an antibiotic. If you do see these changes you should see a doctor. In general for stitches: wash with soap and warm water, pat dry, loose adhesive bandage, avoid submersion/excessive moisture. ...Read more

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My 20 year old son got 5 stitches on his upper check. Should he apply Vaseline or neosporin to the site? Also they told him 5-7 days for suture remov

My 20 year old son got 5 stitches on his upper check. Should he apply Vaseline or neosporin to the site?  Also they told him 5-7 days for suture remov

Vaseline: Large studies of ointments on sutures indicate no benefit from neosporin or bacitracin. They fail to prevent infection. They are common sensitizers, among the most common things causing allergic reactions. Throw them away. Lubricate the wound with vaseline or Aquaphor and rinse with water twice a day. ...Read more

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My stitches were removed+ the doc said theres no infection. I showered and it got a lil soft and opened slightly+ is this ok? I have neosporin on it.

My stitches were removed+ the doc said theres no infection. I showered and it got a lil soft and opened slightly+ is this ok? I have neosporin on it.

Throw away neosporin: Comparative studies show that sutured wounds heal better with vaseline (or aquaphor) than with neosporin or Bacitracin or any antibiotic. Also avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine as these interfere with wound healing. You do not indicate the site or nature of the surgery, nor the degree of skin separation. I routinely use bioclusive membrane to strengthen a recent incision. Water is probably good fo. ...Read more

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I had a mediport put in 5 wks ago. Only 1 stitch above the skin, and now tore, string is just sticking out. Should I be putting neosporin or a band aid on it and/or cut the string?

I had a mediport put in 5 wks ago. Only 1 stitch above the skin, and now tore, string is just sticking out. Should I be putting neosporin or a band aid on it and/or cut the string?

Mediport: I had a mediport put in 5 wks ago. Only 1 stitch above the skin, and now tore, string is just sticking out. Should I be putting neosporin or a band aid on it and/or cut the string? ANS: you do not want to have this done again. Call your Dr, now. ...Read more

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I received 1 stitch after a mole removal.My dr wasn't clear on aftercare.Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

I received 1 stitch after a mole removal.My dr wasn't clear on aftercare.Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

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

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Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Should not : The length of time it takes the stitches to dissolve however will vary, and ranges from a week to six months. Most absorbable sutures used for skin closure dissolve within a month or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yo! i had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

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

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How soon should my dissolvable stitches go away?

6-12 weeks: Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid...Takes 2-3 months to dissolve. ...Read more

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How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

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

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How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

Variable: Depending on the type of dissolvable suture (there are several different types) anywhere from 10 days to 6+ months. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

It is variable.: Many dissolvable sutures begin dissolving or fall out in 7 to 14 days. But this is variable. So it may take longer -sometimes even months. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different kinds of dissolvable stitches?

Yes: there are several different disolvable sutures chromic and vycril are 2 types. ...Read more

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Could i put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Could i put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Yes: Swimming should be fine, but I would wait at least a week after stitches were placed. Best of luck. ...Read more