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Doctor insights on: The Best Foods To Eat To Help Stitches Heal

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What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

High protein diet: A high protein diet will help in healing the injuries. This may be a combination of fish, chicken and other meats; beans and you may even wish to use protein supplements. Go easy on carbohydrates and saturated fats. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due to zinc, on it and cover with gauze (not bandaids they keep moisture in and promote infection). If near a joint (which it is) try not to move so ask/buy a small splint. If red, pus, pain it is infected and go back to doctor. ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth out tuesday. When can I eat solid foods? A couple teeth where impacted and have stitches

I had all 4 wisdom teeth out tuesday. When can I eat solid foods? A couple teeth where impacted and have stitches

Depends: Mostly it depends how you feel. You should avoid chewing on those areas with stitches. Do this by eating food from a fork in small bites. Avoid nuts, seeds, chips, or other crunchy foods that can injure the wounds or get lodged in the wounds. This can cause unnecessary complications with healing. Good choices are eggs, boneless chicken and fish, potatoes, plain pasta, and other low acid food. ...Read more

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When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more

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I just got 3 top front teeth extracted 3 days ago. The dentist put stitches. Can I eat soft food and drink water without the denture? .

I just got 3 top front teeth extracted 3 days ago. The dentist put stitches. Can I eat soft food and drink water without the denture? .

It depends: Depending on the location and details of your surgery, you will have certain limitations. Either way you will need to stick with softer foods and limit what (and how) you eat to a certain extent. Follow-up with your provider on the details to ensure you are okay. ...Read more

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How do I get my stitches to heal quickly?

How do I get my stitches to heal quickly?

Trust your doc: When you get stitches, the doctor will determine how long the tissues (fat, muscle, fascia, skin, etc) need to stay together to heal fastest and best. Each suture type has a time to absorb and lose it's strength. Too long and scarring results. Too short and things fall apart. You really cannot make them dissolve any faster than they are manufactured to do so. Trust your doc and your healing. ...Read more

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How to know if I need stitches or will it heal on its own?

How to know if I need stitches or will it heal on its own?

Laceration?: 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

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How much time until my stitches dissolve and when can I eat!?

How much time until my stitches dissolve and when can I eat!?

Uncertain.: Many dissolvable sutures dissolve in 7 to 10 days but that can be variable. We don't know where your sutures are or what type of surgery you had. It would be best to refer to your aftercare instructions from the physician or dentist to find out exact guidance for your situation. Take care. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

Two things: For topical treatment, we use mederma, available otc & collagen from the cascade system that we use during surgery. Good cosmetic results. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean a wound with non-dissolving stitches?

What is the best way to clean a wound with non-dissolving stitches?

Wound care: Gently wash the area with mild soap & warm water; rinse; pat dry; apply clean dressing if one was present (ideally, antibiotic ointment, non-stick dressing, topper gauze/tube gauze if available & appropriate to the wound site). Watch for signs of infection: heat, redness, increased pain, pus, separation of wound edges. ...Read more

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How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

If large,: Then probably very slowly with the possibility of infection, continued bleeding, ugly scar etc. ...Read more

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After normal delivery in how many days stitches gets heal?

Delivery: The answer depends on the extent of the laceration and type of suture used. Please contact your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

Can you tell me how could a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

Could take some time: But it is not an area of high skin tension so keeping it clean, moist and covered to prevent infection and re-traumatizing will aid in healing. It may not have been sutured because you may not have presented for treatment within the 12 hour window necessary for suturing facial wounds. ...Read more

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How long until my vicryl stitches dissolve and when can I eat again?

How long until my vicryl stitches dissolve and when can I eat again?

60 days: Vicryl completely dissolves in 60 days. When you can eat again depends on what surgery you have had. That question should be answered by your surgeon. ...Read more

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After I get stitches, is it OK to eat pork, or do I need to watch what I eat?

Very safe!!: There are multiple types and places of stitches.
Silk, nylon, prolene, Vicryl, and many absorbables.
Where are the stitches, that is relevant also. ...Read more

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Had VAVD But stitches resulted in superficial gaping. Plz help will that heal without repair or stitch again?

Had VAVD But stitches resulted in superficial gaping. Plz help will that heal without repair or stitch again?

Probably: Not clear what you mean by gaping, but this area generally heals VERY well if not infected. And it is usually not possible to stitch again. If you are having significant drainage, pain, or fever, you should be seen. Otherwise, apply a warm compress for at least 10 minutes about 6 times a day to give it the best chance of healing. If you can, dry yourself off with a hairdryer on warm setting. ...Read more

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Can a 1/4 inch deep/wide cut heal without stitches? Bleeding stopped after 5-7 mins and it's been 3 days but part of the cut hasn't healed yet.

Can a 1/4 inch deep/wide cut heal without stitches? Bleeding stopped after 5-7 mins and it's been 3 days but part of the cut hasn't healed yet.

Laceration: After three days of not being stitched the chance of infection I'd too great to stitch it now. It will heal on its own bug it will take longer than it would have with stitches. We like to stitch lacerations within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Checked by gynae today she said your Dr stitch u badly 9 month ago when my baby delivered so u have to go with restitch to be painless any heal?

Checked by gynae today she said your Dr stitch u badly 9 month ago when my baby delivered so u have to go with restitch to be painless any heal?

Episiotomy repair: It appears that your GYN MD has noted that your previous episiotomy either was poorly stitched or did not heal well if done properly which is now the source of your pain. If you have doubts about the need for a surgical revision, then get a 2nd opinion from another GYN MD via Consultation after examination rather than this virtual forum. ...Read more

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I have a vertical cut in my face by knife 12cm long about 25 stitches 10 days ago. I'm using spectragel but worried if it's the best? And how to rub?

I have a vertical cut in my face by knife 12cm long about 25 stitches 10 days ago. I'm using spectragel but worried if it's the best? And how to rub?

SOAP: Don't be too aggressive with rubbing. Cleaning with soap and water should do the trick. The wound should be mostly healed by now unless it was really deep. If the stitches are out as they should be you are on the road to recovery. Keep the wound clean and dry ...Read more

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Do vaginal stitches heal after childbirth?

Do vaginal stitches heal after childbirth?

Yes -lacerations: Related to childbirth that have been sutured normally do heal. ...Read more

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For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

4 to 6 weeks: It depends on the extensiveness of the vaginal repair, but in general 4 to 6 weeks which encompasses the post partum period prior to the final check up exam. ...Read more

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How long should it take for stitches to heal after a varicocele?

How long should it take for stitches to heal after a varicocele?

Depend...: The stitches used to close inguinal incision are usually removed in 5-10 days depending on schedule ; surgeon's preference, if non-absorbable ones are used; if the absorbable suture material is used, they will be absorbed and detached in 7-14 days depending on suture size and material. Detail? Ask surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stitches to heal after vaginal delivery?

How long does it take for stitches to heal after vaginal delivery?

YOUR OB SHOULD Have: Already told you that! If not call your OB up as that is something they should have told you like I tell all of my patients before they go home from the hospital, they should be healed by 6 weeks if you are worried that it is red or hurts or is too swollen or coming apart which hopefully non of that will happen you should call your OB to be seen asap. ...Read more

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Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Not liely: If totally severed it may be saved if quickly reattached.
If partial, hold the tip to the pad with direct light pressure and go to er
if totally severed and hours passed, it will scar over time or need to, be approximated
sorry. ...Read more

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I found a little cut on my clitoris. Would it heal on its own or would I need to go doctors & have it stitched together?

I found a little cut on my clitoris. Would it heal on its own or would I need to go doctors & have it stitched together?

Bleeding?: It will heal on it's own. A stitch there will likely only make matters worse. If you are bleeding a lot you should have a doc check you. How did the cut get there? May need antibiotics if an infection is the cause. ...Read more