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The Best Foods To Eat To Help Stitches Heal
What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.
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
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
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
I had a deep knife cut on my R index finger, stitches took 14days to heal. Now that they're out, what is best actions to minimise scarring + get flexibility back? No tendons/ligaments were injured, but cut runs across distal and middle phalanx.
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? .
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
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
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
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
If large,: Then probably very slowly with the possibility of infection, continued bleeding, ugly scar etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What pain medication is best for wound and stitches healing? And is "apligraf" something I can buy from dischem?
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