Advice 1: Than treating seams after the operation

Seams at home is permissible only in case if they are not infected. This will require antiseptic liquid - peroxide, alcohol, sodium chloride, brilliant green, and sterile gauze, tweezers, bandages and sticking plaster.
How to handle the stitches after surgery?

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 remove stitches after surgery

Suturing is mandatory after surgery and while receiving deep wounds. The stitches are made to ensure the rapid healing of tissues necessary for further normal functioning and for aesthetic purposes.
How to remove stitches after surgery
It is desirable that the seams removed by a qualified technician. If you had major surgery or you have a very deep wound, then follow the fusion of tissues and to remove the stitches have the doctor. You can also contact a private clinic if you cannot get to your surgeon. To remove the stitches there will be able to quickly and for a reasonable amount.
If the wound was shallow, and during the healing process there were no problems, the stitches can be removed independently. It is important to know how soon after surgery you can remove them. On average, it is 6-9 days. If the wound is on the face or neck, the sutures can be removed after 4-6 days.
To remove the strands you will need small scissors and tweezers. It is very important that they were sterile. The removal procedure depends on the type of joint (they may be nodular and continuous). If the imposed nodal seam, then you need neatly on one side of the wound to pull a pair of tweezers for the thread so that leather appeared part of the seam that was inside and cut the thread close to the skin. Then you need to slowly and carefully remove the seam. So that part of the thread, which was on the outside, will not take place in the uninstall process through the tissue. It is very important to observe so as not to introduce infection into the wound. This procedure is done with all the parts of the joint.
For removal of a continuous suture to cut the thread in several places in the same way, pulling a small part of the thread out to cut. It is also important to remove the thread so that its outer part is not passed inside the wound.
After removing the need to handle the seam antiseptic. It could be iodine tincture or solution of potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate). For a few days, you should apply a sterile bandage which should be changed daily.
Scars may be formed within six months after the surgery, so you need to be very attentive to him. After the wound is healed, you should use special creams and ointments to reduce scars. Also you should avoid getting scars under sunlight because there is a risk that the scar will darken much stronger than the rest of the surface of the skin. This defect may be permanent.

Advice 3: 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.
How to treat scars
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 4: As sutures are removed

The imposition of surgical sutures is the most common way to connect a variety of damaged tissues after trauma and abdominal operations. Suturing provides the most rapid healing and leaves unnoticeable scars.
As sutures are removed
Suture are made of various materials, such as absorbable sutures made of a special thread which is dissolved as the healing of tissues do not require removal. Sometimes used a metal staple and synthetic fiber to help get rid of which then needs a professional doctor.

Not dissolving stitches, it is important not only competent to impose, but to take time, as suture material for the body is a foreign body and can cause inflammation.

Time of removal of suture material

Time to remove stitches, depends on many factors: postoperative complications, the patient's condition and the wound, patient's age, nature of injury and many others.
Period removal of sutures can determine only the attending physician, independently making such decisions is not necessary.

Despite the fact that the treatment of each patient an individual process, there are the average time in which are taken different stitches. During surgery on the head threads are usually deleted after 6 days, after a little abdominal surgery, such as appendectomy – a week, in the case of extensive dissection of the abdominal wall in the healing process will take 9-12 days.

In those cases, when the patient weakened by serious illness or advanced age significantly reduced tissue regeneration, the seam can be removed and two weeks later.

The process of removing the seams

If the wound was small and the stitches are only on the skin, removes them, usually a nurse. In other cases, is the work of a surgeon.
Removal of threads used surgical scissors and tweezers. They must be sterilized in order to avoid getting in the wound channel of contamination and infection.

The doctor forceps pull the thread from the wound near one of the knots made in the course of the operation, and then cut the thread as close to the skin and gently removes the separated node. Thus, the portion of the seam that was on the outside, will not get under the skin and not buried inside the infection.

Then the surgeon gently pulls the thread, picked up her tweezers for that part of the seam that sticks on the outside, and again cuts off near the living tissue. This procedure should be done with all the parts of the suture material and at the end remove the remaining knot.

Filament after the procedure is to be discarded, and the remaining scar compulsory treatment of antiseptic such as iodine or a solution of potassium permanganate.

After removal of sutures the patient for a few days impose a sterile bandage which should be changed as necessary.

Advice 5: 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.
How to handle the seam on the wound

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.

Advice 6: How to treat stitches after surgery

Processing of postoperative seams is daily disinfecting and dressing changes. As an antiseptic, you can use hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green, chlorhexidine and other medicines.
How to treat stitches after surgery
You will need
  • - cotton pads or sticks
  • - disinfectant agent
  • gel for the treatment of scars
Uninfected operating seams should be treated with antiseptic solutions - chlorhexidine, fukortsin, Zelenka, hydrogen peroxide. Seams treat with antiseptics recommended during the first 14 days after surgery. Sometimes this period is less, sometimes more. For example, after caesarean stitches and bandage removed within a week.
For the disinfection of the surgical site, apply on a cotton swab a small amount of green stuff or other antiseptic and gently treat the sutured wound. Wipe the seam is not recommended - it slows down the process of tissue regeneration. Surgeons suggest to handle the seam with antiseptic twice a day. If the seam is large, it is better not to treat it with a cotton swab, a cotton pad or a piece of sterile cloth soaked in an antiseptic solution. After disinfection put on the seam a clean, dry bandage or silicone adhesive. If the seam is dry, it does not stick, so he healed even faster.
If in some places the seam is inflamed - you can handle their alcohol. In case inflammation cannot cope on their own - consult your doctor.
If the seam formed scar, treat it with a gel "Contractubex". It is composed of onion extract, allantoin and heparin sodium. "Contractubex" helps fight inflammation, prevents scarring and blood clots, and improves the hydrating tissues and promotes rapid healing of wounds. Dispense a small amount "Contractubex" on the scar and gently RUB in the gel until it is completely absorbed.
In traditional medicine to prevent scarring and accelerate healing of stitches apply the cream "Calendula" with the addition of orange and rosemary oil. Also a good helping of tea tree oil and lavender oil.
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