I had three stitches put in my hand last night due to cutting myself badly on some glass. The only thing the doctor at A & E told me was to make sure to keep them clean and dry. Does anyone know about whether I should be keeping a plaster/dressing over them all the time, and when should I change it? I rang NHS Direct and they gave me no help whatsoever so I'm sort of at a loss of what to do. I need them out in a week, but it's how I take care of my hand until then!
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Aftercare of stitches watch
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- 02-02-2010 11:58
- 02-02-2010 16:14
I always kept my stitches covered with a dressing otherwise they would catch on my clothing.
- 02-02-2010 17:04
You want to wrap a bandage round it doesn't have to be tight, let the air get to it. Change it if gets dirty, stitches aren't normally left in for much more than a week.