How To Treat Wounds After The Stitches Are Opened?
Hello Doctor, I had a right stitch on my knee on August 4, 2019, after the routine control of the doctor’s suture was opened on August 12, 2019. At present the wound has not healed completely. After the stitches are opened it is said the wound can be treated alone at home. How to treat the wound at home? What should I do and prepare? I was only given a wound by the doctor.
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Former stitches on the knee can take varying time to heal depending on the breadth, depth, shape, cleanliness, as well as the care taken to overcome them. With stitches, it is hoped that the wound can heal faster and merge better. However, it does not stop there, even after the stitches are removed, this wound needs to be continuously treated in order to heal completely.
Post stitches, the following steps for wound care you can do at home:
Clean the wound periodically, how to:
Use sterile gauze moistened with NaCl
Press down on the wound to make it perfectly clean, but don't rub it too much
After cleaning, do not close the wound too tight
Repeat the process of cleaning this wound 1 to 2 days
Avoid using tight pants so as not to cause excessive friction or pressure on the wound on your knee
Use wound ointment as recommended by your doctor
Do not carelessly provide other treatment for injuries to the knee without consulting a doctor first
Do not forget, control your wound back to the doctor or surgeon as recommended, or every 1 week until your wound heals completely.
Hope this helps ...