Sutures & Post Op Wounds

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Suturing wounds goes back over 5,000 years

Sutures should be kept dry and clean to aid in the healing process

Stitches are usually removed after 5 – 10 days

HOW TO TREAT

Sutures & Post Op Wounds

We’ve almost all had stitches. Even when not severe, they can be annoying. Caring for a sutured wound properly can help the healing process and avoid further damage or infection. Watch the video to learn how to apply a waterproof dressing to a suture.

While a suture is healing, watch out for infection.

If you see signs of an infection, seek medical attention immediately. Signs of infection could be:

  • Redness or swelling
  • Fever
  • Increasing pain
  • Excessive pus or ooze

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