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Can a suture dehiscence heal itself? Or does it need to be reclosed? Surgeon said its normal but getting a 2nd opinion. 1wk post lymph node removal.

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Sutures hold tissue together for faster healing.
If after removal, the incision opens, then the body springs into action. Inflammation (red, hot, swelling, pain) occur as a natural process which make things heal. Keep the wound covered and changed dressing every other day or so. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclenas and motrin/advil as these slow down healing. Protect it from trauma.

In brief: Complete Toolkit

Sutures hold tissue together for faster healing.
If after removal, the incision opens, then the body springs into action. Inflammation (red, hot, swelling, pain) occur as a natural process which make things heal. Keep the wound covered and changed dressing every other day or so. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclenas and motrin/advil as these slow down healing. Protect it from trauma.
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