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