Treatment Of Suture Wounds On The Chin?
At night, permission to ask, my nephew had just sewn on his chin and given ointment for wounds. Can the bandage cover the wound be removed and changed after 24 hours post hecting? and was the ointment applied during the wound care? Thank you
The procedure of suturing the wound aims to put the separated tissue back together, one of which is due to trauma or injury such as a cut, tear or other wound. The sewing itself can use various techniques as well as the threads used. In some cases, if there is a tear in the skin, threads that are not absorbed by the body are often used, so they need to be removed after some time when the tissue has fused.
During the healing process it is necessary to treat the wound and also keep the wound clean and dry so that infection does not occur and the healing process can run well. Usually after suturing, the doctor will cover the wound using not only sterile gauze but also a special gauze containing antibiotics which can last approximately three days until the next dressing change. If after a while the bandage is wet or dirty, you can do the dressing yourself and change the bandage. Wash hands before changing the bandage and after. Use a clean and sterile bandage to prevent infection in the wound, change the wound every day or if the bandage is wet and dirty.
Before closing the bandage, you can clean the suture wound first using intravenous fluids or normal saline then dry it and apply the ointment before closing it again. Take the medicine given by the doctor as recommended and check with the doctor again every 3 days so that the healing process is monitored and if the stitch removal can be done later, suture removal will be done which can be done in about 7-15 days depending on the location and wound healing process.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.