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How long after getting stitches till I can get them wet? (i got 5 on my hand and i'm dying to wash my hand!)

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Dr Paul Williams
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In brief: Sutures and water

They can be wet within hours of having the sutures placed.
As long as the water is clean - ie washing or showering or swimming pools should be fine. Swimming in the ocean or rivers/lakes - probably not ok. As far as specifics for your issue - it should be safe - just "pat" dry. And avoid rubbing.

In brief: Sutures and water

They can be wet within hours of having the sutures placed.
As long as the water is clean - ie washing or showering or swimming pools should be fine. Swimming in the ocean or rivers/lakes - probably not ok. As far as specifics for your issue - it should be safe - just "pat" dry. And avoid rubbing.
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