How do you take care of a wound after stitches are removed?

How do you take care of a wound after stitches are removed?

How do you take care of a wound after stitches are removed?

Wash the wound daily with soap and water and gently pat the area to dry. Areas prone to contamination (such as hands) should be washed more often. Cover areas prone to contamination or re-injury such as knees, elbows, hands or chin for 5-7 days. A simple Band-Aid is usually enough.

Can I ask for a tonsillectomy?

Your doctor may decide that you are a good candidate for tonsillectomy if: You have more than four tonsil infections over a year, or 5 to 7 over a two-year period. You have bacterial tonsillitis that doesn’t improve with antibiotics.

What can my child eat after adenoidectomy?

After the anaesthetic, your child can start eating a light diet such as sandwiches, pasta, soup or jelly. Avoid fatty or junk food. Your child may eat a normal diet the next day.

How long should stitches stay in face?

You will need to have the stitches removed, usually in 3 to 5 days. The doctor has checked you carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.

What are the side effects of removing adenoids?

Some possible side effects and risks of adenoidectomy include:

  • Bleeding at the site of removal.
  • Difficulty and pain during swallowing problems.
  • Nose block after surgery due to inflammation and swelling.
  • Throat pain.
  • Ear pain.
  • Post-operative infection that causes fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Bad breath.

How painful is getting stitches removed?

Removing stitches is a much faster process than putting them in. The doctor simply clips each thread near the knot and pulls them out. You may feel a slight tugging sensation, but the removal of stitches shouldn’t hurt at all. You won’t even need an anesthetic.

How long after stitches removed Can I take a bath?

Keep wound clean and dry for the first 24 hours. Showering is allowed after 48 hours, but do not soak the wound. Bandages can safely be removed from the wound after 48 hours, unless the wound continues to bleed or has a discharge.