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How should I bathe child with stitches put above the left eye?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Easy
I assume you are talking about skin sutures.
I usually ask patients to keep the dressing applied at the time of suture placement until the next morning. If there was no dressing, i still ask the patient to refrain from wetting the wound until the next morning and then he/she may get in the shower just fine. I do ask them, though, to avoid vigorous rubbing the sutured wound.

In brief: Easy
I assume you are talking about skin sutures.
I usually ask patients to keep the dressing applied at the time of suture placement until the next morning. If there was no dressing, i still ask the patient to refrain from wetting the wound until the next morning and then he/she may get in the shower just fine. I do ask them, though, to avoid vigorous rubbing the sutured wound.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
In brief: Stitches
You should be able to bath your child within 12-24 hours after stitches.
If it got wet, dry it up and cover it with bandaid.

In brief: Stitches
You should be able to bath your child within 12-24 hours after stitches.
If it got wet, dry it up and cover it with bandaid.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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