When to get stitches.?

Answer go to the hospital and find out

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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.

Has anyone ever taken stitches out at home My daughter has 3 stitches and I want to take them out myself.?

Its easy. When the wound has healed up simply use a pair of small scissors and clip the stitches. Then you can easily remove them with tweezers. It should not hurt if the wound is healed properly. ... Read More »

How do you know when you need stitches?

When the wound appears open and deep, and/or when controlling bleeding is a recurring problem. Any wound more than about 7mm deep is probably a candidate for sutures.

When is it safe to remove stitches?

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 »