Can a pharmacist help with wounds?

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Hey guys i recently had my implant refitted and took the strips off after the correct amount of days.

The wound hasn't fully healed however and I'm unsure if it needs re butterfly stitching.
Can a chemist help with assessing it?
Or should I just make a gp appointment?
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Hey guys i recently had my implant refitted and took the strips off after the correct amount of days.

The wound hasn't fully healed however and I'm unsure if it needs re butterfly stitching.
Can a chemist help with assessing it?
Or should I just make a gp appointment?
What kind of implant is it?
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You could definitely ask a chemist for advice - they could suggest what bandages you could get to dress it at home, for example, or let you know if you should see someone else. It can be quite a good ‘first step’ to see if you can try and manage it at home, especially as the GP might not see you for a few days.

They almost certainly wouldn’t be able to stitch a wound though, so you’d probably need to go to a walk in centre or see a nurse at the GP if it does need that.
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Contraceptive implant

I know I don't need stitches thankfully it's not bleeding I'm just unsure whether the rest will heal by itself with plasters over or if I need more steri strips(butterfly stitches) to close it over
I'll try them first tomorrow
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Contraceptive implant

I know I don't need stitches thankfully it's not bleeding I'm just unsure whether the rest will heal by itself with plasters over or if I need more steri strips(butterfly stitches) to close it over
I'll try them first tomorrow
On the assumption that it was fitted at the surgery, I would give them a call in the morning.

It might be that one of the surgery nurses can deal with it for you.
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It was a sexual health clinic in town don't think I could get a lift

Might just try and get in with my gp surgery and see
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It was a sexual health clinic in town don't think I could get a lift

Might just try and get in with my gp surgery and see
I'd tell the receptionist what it is about when you ring, though. On the assumption that they are seeing people in person now, she may well ask you to drop in to see the nurse tomorrow.

As it's just after Easter, the GPs are going to be heavily booked but one of the nurses might be free. It's the kind of thing they do on a daily basis, I suspect.
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Yeah I am expecting the easter rush tomorrow that's why I was checking haha I normally get asked what the problem is so can hopefully get in with a nurse just need someone to give it the once over
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