What you need to handle
The stitches are usually removed 7-10 days after surgery. Usually all this time the patient remains hospitalized, and the condition of the wound is observing the health worker. Sometimes it happens that the patient can go home sooner, but it should definitely handle the seams yourself.
To care for non-infected postoperative joints will need various antiseptics: alcohol, iodine, solution of potassium permanganate, etc. you can Also use hydrogen peroxide, 10% solution of sodium chloride, or ordinary paint. We should not forget about the necessary improvised means, such as adhesive tape, tweezers, sterile wipes and bandages. It is important not only what to treat the joints, and how to handle them. This largely depends on the nature and complexity of the operation itself. For example, if we are talking about caring for stitches after eye surgery, the patient should perform daily thorough outdoor treatment under the supervision of a specialist, otherwise the consequences could be fatal.
How to handle seams
If the operation was successful, the patient is on a home treatment and the stitches are not infected, their treatment should begin with a thorough washing with antiseptic liquid. For this you need tweezers to take a small piece of cloth and drench it with peroxide or alcohol. Then a blotting movements to handle the seam and the area around it. The next step is the application of sterile bandages pre-soaked in hypertonic solution and wrung out. Top need to put another sterile cloth. At the end of the seam tabinoyado and sealed with an adhesive plaster. If the wound does not fester, such a procedure is permitted in a day.
The post-operative care for scar
If the sutures were removed at the hospital in the home will have to handle the scar. Care is quite simple – daily lubrication brilliant green during the week. If the scar is nothing oozing out, and he's dry enough, no need to seal it with an adhesive plaster, as in the air such wounds heal much faster. It should be remembered that in the case of systematic appearance of blood or liquid at the place of the scar, recommended self-treatment. It is better to trust medical professionals, as this may indicate contact with a wound infection. It is important to know that the seams should not use cotton swabs. Their particles can linger in the joint and cause inflammatory process. An alternative will be convenient to use gauze.
Advice 2 : How to treat scars
The stitches must be processed daily. If the hospital is making medical nurse, then you'll have to take care of the processing yourself. But don't worry, you will succeed, because you can do it very easy, and do not need to have special skills.
You will need
- hydrogen peroxide;
- - Zelenka;
- - sterile bandage;
- - wool, cotton swabs or disks.
First, go to the pharmacy. Buy hydrogen peroxide, disinfectant and sterile bandages. Also need to buy and sterile cotton wool, but it can replace the usual cotton pads or sticks. If you have ceased to bandage still in the hospital, then you don't need it. Bandage somewhat prolongs the healing period, as the wound under it gets wet. In any case, consult your doctor, but you can be sure that no bandage seam will not disperse, it only prevents the penetration of infection inside.
Handle seam several times a day. Especially carefully it is necessary to do after you take a shower. Remember that we can wash in 7 days, but sometimes doctors are allowed to do it in a day after surgery. While washing do not touch the seam with the sponge, as even almost healed the scar can be damaged. After hygiene DAB the seam with a bandage. Hydrogen peroxide can simply pour a thin stream on top of the scar or to impregnate her with a cotton pad and wipe the skin. Wait until it dries out a bit. Then apply directly on the seam Zelenka with a cotton swab or a disk.
At the end of the procedure apply a sterile dressing. Treat the seam until then, until it is completely healed. Sometimes the scar is damaged only in one place, so even after 2-3 weeks may be blood or fluid. Treat the problem area of the seam until the full scarring of the tissue. Threads you will be removed in 7-14 days, it depends on the type of seam and operations, as well as the healing process. After removing the thread wound should be treated in the same method a few more days.
If you are already discharged from the hospital, and the seam began to fester, immediately visit your surgeon. Do not attempt to remove the inflammatory process itself, not always it turns out. In some cases, prescribe a course of antibiotics and special antiseptic for wound treatment.
Advice 3 : How to remove the bandage from the wound
The dressing placed on the wound, often sticks, and remove it without causing pain quite difficult. It is not necessary to tear the bandage by force, as the wound may open up, and healing will flow for longer. By acting cautiously and slowly, you can do without pain and complications.
You will need
- - decoction of chamomile;
- hydrogen peroxide;
- - solution furatsilina;
- - intense pink solution of potassium permanganate;
- - saline solution;
- - hlorgeksidin;
- - izotoniceski solution of sodium chloride;
- - a pair of scissors.
Gradually begin to unwind the bandage without touching the affected area. Loosen the bandage until, until will not reach the stuck area, then with scissors cut carefully unwound the piece.
Soak dried place the disinfectant liquid. This may be a decoction of chamomile, hydrogen peroxide, furacilin solution (1 tablet in a glass of boiled water), medium (intense pink) solution of potassium permanganate, a salt solution (1 teaspoon of salt per liter of water), Miramistin, hlorgeksidin, izotoniceski solution of sodium chloride or, in extreme cases, distilled water. You can also soak a bandage with oil for baby skin care.
If you take the blindfold off the child, take care that the liquid was warm enough – 30⁰-40⁰С. Good wet dressing, and if we are talking about the leg or arm – you can even omit the affected limb in the liquid.
Wait a few minutes. During this time the bandage will soak and will disappear by itself. If it is stuck to the hair on your arm, leg or chest, pull it gently in the course of hair growth.
The label covering the wound, take along the wound, from one end to the other (if you remove it across the wound is open). Gradually peel off the sticker, holding the skin with forceps, spatula or gauze ball, don't let her reach for the blindfold. If the bandage is saturated from the inside with a solution, gradually moisten her gauze ball, dipping it in hydrogen peroxide or an isotonic solution of sodium chloride.
Clean the wound with cotton or gauze ball, first dry and then soaked in a technical broadcast, starting from the edges of the wound and the periphery. In addition to the ether for cleaning you can use warm soapy water, soap alcohol, ammonia solution (0.5 per cent). Note, drops of the liquid should not get into the wound.
If the pain after the dressing changes have increased, there bleeding, contact the hospital.
Advice 4 : How to handle the seam on the wound
Wounds after injury, surgery are closed with sutures. So healing was quick and without complications, you must follow certain rules for their processing.
Preparations for the seams
Normal wound healing after suture will be possible only if it will be sterile. Moreover, these joints must be imposed so that to exclude the possible formation of a cavity between the edges of the wound. Uninfected seams are processed daily, but not earlier than one day after their imposition. To handle use different antiseptics: iodine, brilliant green, solution of potassium permanganate, alcohol, "Yodopiron", "Fukortsin", liquid Castellani. Lingering wounds treated with ointment containing panthenol. Promote healing chamomile ointment, ointment with milk Thistle. To prevent the formation of keloid scars you can apply the ointment "Contractubex" or silicone adhesive.
How to treat stitches on the wounds
When processing is not recommended to use wool, as its particles can stay in the wound and cause its inflammation. It is better to use gauze. The seams are treated once a day for five to six days. The dressing should be changed daily until the time of withdrawal of the thread. In clinics and hospitals ligation are performed in designated areas (dressing rooms). Daily dressing procedures promote faster healing of wounds, because the air contributes to the drying of the seam.
After suture should carefully monitor the condition of the wound. To disturbing signals, applies a wet bandage with blood, pus, the appearance around the seam lumps, swelling, redness. Discharge from the wound suggests that it has got a infection that can spread. Infected, purulent joints cannot be treated independently. In these cases, you need to urgently see a doctor.
Sutures are usually removed in 7-14 days, depending on the location of the wound. The procedure is painless and requires no anesthesia. Before removing the seam undergoing treatment, after removing the threads of the seam bandage is not closed. After removal of the suture thread needs to handle a few more days. Water treatments can take two to three days. While washing should not RUB the seam with a sponge, not to hurt the scar. After a shower to wet the seam with a bandage and treat with hydrogen peroxide, then it is necessary to apply the green paint. After two or three weeks after removal of the thread can be applied phonophoresis with a special absorbing solution. In this case, the sutures heal faster, and scars are hardly visible.