Blackish Skin Due To Stitches That Have Not Been Removed?
4 months ago I injured my hand due to broken glass and sewn, but until now I have not opened the stitches and caused swelling and blood to freeze black. What is the solution ??
Hello Babas, Thank you for the question.
Suturing the wound is an action that is intended to help the healing of wounds, especially in deep and long wounds by approaching the wound edges with one another. Suturing the wound done by a doctor can be a stitch inside the wound or a stitch outside the wound. You can't see the stitches inside the wound from outside the skin and there is no need to remove the stitches because stitches in the type of thread used are threads that will be absorbed by the body. For external seams (you can see the sewing thread on the skin), you need to remove the stitches because the outer stitch is only temporary until the wound heals. The thread used for outside stitching is usually the type of thread that cannot be absorbed by the body, so it must be removed. If you do not remove the stitches, the body can think of the thread as a foreign object and the body will usually react with the appearance of an inflammatory reaction so that it looks swollen and the growth of surrounding skin tissue, can cover the wound stitches. Continuous inflammation reaction can also cause death of the skin tissue around the suture (the skin looks black). Therefore, you should immediately consult a doctor. The doctor will examine the stitches. After understanding the condition further, the doctor will do the next treatment. The doctor will remove the stitches. If indeed dead tissue is found, the doctor will also perform a small surgical procedure to clean the dead tissue. There is no other action you can take besides consulting a doctor.
In the future, if you undergo an suture, you should follow the doctor's advice about the right time to remove the outer stitch to avoid further complications.
Please read the following article: How to treat stitches
Hopefully this information is useful.