Suture Scars Feel Pain When Nudged?

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My hand was scratched by the glass so that it caused two serious injuries, namely on the wrist and elbow, the wound was stitched with 15 stitches (wrist) and 8 stitches (elbow) n Is that normal? What is the way to treat it to recover quickly and relieve pain?

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question

Factors that influence wound healing can originate from the wound itself such as wound contamination and blood clots, from patient factors such as age and nutritional status, as well as from local factors such as wound depth and infection. If one of them is disturbed, the risk is that the wound will heal for a long time.

In the wound healing phase, namely in the first 3-7 days there is an inflammatory phase where symptoms can be found such as swelling, redness, and pain. Inflammation occurs because of the mediation of inflammatory cells in the injured area to stop bleeding, prevent infection, etc. This is normal. Entering the second week of the healing phase the complaint will decrease and the wound will close and increase in strength.

We recommend that you do regular wound control with your doctor so you can assess whether the wound healed optimally or if other complications occur that cause the wound to heal for a long time.

To support the wound healing process, it is best to maintain the cleanliness of the wound area by regularly cleaning and changing sterile bandages, avoiding contact with water in the wound area, avoiding excessive stretching, and consuming foods high in calories and high in protein. To reduce pain by taking simple anti-pain medications such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

That's all, hope you can help

Wassalam, Dr. Farah

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