When is it safe to remove stitches?

Answer You should not remove the stitches on your own. If you leave one small piece it could become infected. If they are not dissolvable, they usually are taken out in 7-10 days at a follow up appointmen... Read More »

Top Q&A For: When is it safe to remove stitches

Is it ok to remove external stitches in 7 to ten days even when there are internal stitches that will desolve?

I use to be a nurse and it is best to let them go on their on. Do not touch them or they could become infected if not completely healed.

Is it safe to give myself stitches?

That cut does not require stitches. It would have to be deeper than that (depending on the location and if it is bleeding a lot. But i have never seen one like that that required stitches. I do... Read More »

A safe vein to cut (need the blood for an art project) without needing stitches as a result?

Back of the calf. Once you've got your blood, apply pressure to the wound, and keep it above your head-level. Maybe sit it on a table while you sit in a chair. Drink plenty of water. I wouldn't sug... Read More »

How to Remove Stitches?

If you wish to remove your minor stitches (medical ones) yourself, you can. It's recommended that you let your physician or other health care professional do it, but if that's not possible and the ... Read More »