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Depends: This depends on many factors. Where the stitches are. Stitches in the face can often be removed in about 5 days but stitches in the leg or over a joint may need to stay in longer. Wounds that have to be closed under tension or in areas of radiation or in diabetics often have to stay in longer. The bottom line is the doctor putting in the stitches is usually the best person to know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.
Two months after having stitches out and it's starting to hurt about 1/2 inches away from it, is that normal? I had 12 stitches.
Not really: There are some normal complications that may occur postopertively. One of the more common that I have seen is a suture abscess. This is where the dissolvable sutures are not dissolving and they work their way out of the skin. Depending on the type of procedure you had you may have some other problems. Check with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound care: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more
Not usually: Most often you just feel a little tugging. Once in a while a stitch or staple might require a little more effort if skin has grown around it - that is why it is important to have them removed at the time the doctor specifies. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: That would depend on the depth of the wound. Important points - depending on what you cut it with you may need a tetanus shot (unless you are upto date), you also have to make sure you didn;t cut any tendons, so make sure you have good motion of the digit, loook out for signs of infection. If bleeding stops easy, apply an antibiotic i.E Bacitracin and a bandaid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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