How to process postoperative sutures

How to handle postoperative sutures

      After discharge, go to the pharmacy for hydrogen peroxide, zelenok, medical alcohol and cotton buds. In some cases, a special adhesive plaster is needed, which is used to fix the postoperative suture. It is glued only to fresh stitches. But since they are discharged from the hospital, when the tissue starts to scar, you can not buy a patch.

Twice a day, process the seam. First, moisten it with hydrogen peroxide, wait until it stops”hissing”. Then soak peroxide with a sterile bandage. Using a cotton swab, apply the green on the seam directly. You will not feel any special painful sensations, there can be only a slight burning sensation that will quickly pass away.

If the seam has become inflamed in places, then slightly burn it with a 40% diluted medical alcohol. Wipe the entire seam can not, because the skin will dry strongly, which will slow down the process of tissue regeneration. If you can not stop the inflammatory process, then be sure to visit the surgeon and consult on this issue.

It is worth noting that iodine can not be processed with iodine. Zelenka can be replaced with fucorcin, but it will be very difficult to wash it after it has healed. Also do not remove the scabs and do not remove the whitish coating – this is the construction of a new layer of epithelium. If it is damaged, then depressions are formed and even the cosmetic suture will remain noticeable for life.

After 7 days you will remove the thread from the seam, in some cases it is done on the 10th or 14th day. It all depends on the type of seam and the type of operation. Usually by this time, the tissue is completely restored, therefore, further processing does not make sense. Unless, after removing the seam, wipe the skin with a weak solution of alcohol for about 2 days, because in the puncture sites the inflammatory process can begin.

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