The Process Of Healing Stitches?
Hello. So on my right calf there is a 2cm deep tear and 1.5cm in diameter. The handling is indeed late but it has been sewn even though the skin is fragile. Then in the gauze bandage there are blood spots almost all over the gauze, but not to pour. Is that safe? Then can I move actively as usual? Walking, on his stomach, bending legs etc? I was a little afraid to move because the skin was fragile, and afraid that the seams would come off.
The process of healing a suture wound depends on the size of the wound, its location, activities carried out, nutrition received, the presence or absence of infection, and the patient's medical history. But in general the stitches can start to dry 1-2 weeks.
During the stitching wound healing period, you can do the following tips:
Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods and high protein
Get enough rest
Try not to overwrite the injured area with too heavy activity, you can do light activities such as walking with caution, pay attention to what extent physical activity does not cause pain, sores / bleeding back, and stitches open again (difficult to be ascertained without doing a direct examination )
If the gauze / bandage is wet or a lot of blood is seeping, you can control to replace the gauze (or can be replaced by yourself if it has been taught by a doctor or nurse)
Keep the gauze wet with water and keep the gauze clean
Control to the doctor according to the schedule given
If it feels very painful, there is swelling, festering, or the blood still seeps, you should immediately control without waiting for the control schedule
Take the medicine from a doctor if it is according to doctor's recommendation
It is difficult to ascertain how fragile the skin is sewn and what the stitching is like without looking at it. Therefore, I suggest that you discuss again with the doctor who sewed your wound so that you can be given further direction related to the activity and treatment of stitches at home.
Hope it helps you,