How Do You Treat The Stitches On The Lips?
my child got 10 stitches on the lips bandages do I need to change or what?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. When there are open sores on the body, sometimes suturing is needed to handle it, especially for wounds that are wide open and there are many gaps for infection, or the injured parts are not attached to each other if not sewn.
The length of time the stitches are sewn will depend on the time taken for the wound to dry. If it's dry, then the thread will be pulled. Even in the case of your child, cuts on the lips usually use thread that can be absorbed because pulling the thread on the lips will cause extreme pain.
During the wound healing process, wherever it is located, it is important to keep the wound dry and clean. Usually, 3 days after suturing, the doctor asks the patient to return control to replace the bandage. If the wound is still very wet, it may not take up to 3 days for the patient to be asked to replace the dressing himself. In essence, the bandage should not be left damp and dirty for days because it has the potential to cause infection.
Similar to what happened to your child, the doctor should say when your child has to regain control, for example 3 days or a week after suturing. But if the doctor may forget to convey, and you have difficulty or are not taught how to change the bandage by a nurse or doctor, you should accompany your child to return to the doctor when the bandages are getting dirty to be replaced immediately. At that time, you can also ask if you should change the bandages yourself at home and what equipment is needed, and when your child should regain control.
In addition, to make it easier for your child to eat, puree his food, and if possible, provide high-protein foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, tempeh, chicken breast, beef and eggs to help speed up the recovery process. So, hopefully answering your question.