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Neosporin On Dissolvable Stitches
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
My son has stitches. Dr told me if the surgical tape fell off then just put neosporin on it. All I have is bacitracin. Will that be ok to use?
Mgt: The ointment can be used until you buy Neosporin since your PCP recommended this ointment. ...Read more
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
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
I got six stitches on my ring finger tip and two on middle finger tip. Can i get it wet? Should I use neosporin? Should i keep it covered?
Neosporin: + keep it dry and open to air unless you work with your hands, then keep it covered. ...Read more
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
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
I have stitches on my upper eyebrow. To reduce the change of too much scarring and infection what type of neosporin should I use? Or A and D ointment
Neospiirin ointment!: It is better than the cream at keeping moisture out. A&D, little benefit. ...Read more
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?
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got bit by a dog &busted open lip. have 3 stitches & lip is severely swollen. Any aftercare besides ice & neosporin to minimize pain & cosmetic damage?
Normal healing: It will take time to heal. Just prevent infection . ...Read more
I have an itchy rash on my leg 1 week after punch biopsy around the wound. what can I do? Dr said to use neosporin and bandaid until stitches come out
The itchy rash: may be an allergy to the bandaid or the ointment. see your dermatologist again for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have a severe SULFA allergy & a wound with stitches in need of antibiotic ointment. Is it safe to use neosporin?
Yes: Yes Neosporin is not sulfa based.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?
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
I have dissolvable stitches in my head, I am wondering how i'd know when those stitches have dissolves?
I had a mucocele removed 2weeks ago. Dr put dissolvable stitches but 2 stiches have not dissolved. Should i go to the dr to get this removed?
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
What to do if I need to know are dissolvable stitches when first put in a kind of beige or light tan color I had them?
I am sorry : but I do not understand your question. Please consider rephrasing and resubmitting. Thanks. ...Read more
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