Advice 1: What to do if you popped a stitch

The discrepancy between postoperative suture is most often associated with infection of tissues, the consequences of traumatic operations and the weakened patient. In this case the necessary antibacterial and restorative therapy.
What to do if you popped a stitch
The incision requires special care and attention. If suddenly it dispersed, it was necessary to contact the surgeon who performed the procedure. He examines the wound, will give tips on caring for it and that may resolve the consequences. Depending on the condition of the wound, the doctor may leave it open, you will be recommended to clean it to self-heal, or it will sew again, but it happens much less frequently.

The wound will need to process antiseptic for skin (Iodinol, solution of brilliant green, yodopiron, trisept-Kolor, alcohol, etc.). The best skin disinfectant solution is the liquid Castellani or fukortsin. If necessary, the wound should be washed with hydrogen peroxide and allow to dry, according to the testimony, to apply a bandage.

This files most often applied bandage alcohol or Dimexidum, which is diluted with saline in the ratio 1:3 and 1% dioxydine. If the wound will be found the abscess, the doctor put drainage and, possibly, remove skin sutures that are on the site, which will now heal themselves, that is secondary tension.

A good healing effect of the ointment levomekol, chamomile ointment and creams containing panthenol. On the stage of healing can lubricate the joints with Thistle oil. This oil promotes the resorption of scars and good draws wounds. In addition, the seam, processed them, will cease to be rude and be careful. At this stage the main thing – patience and a long time of treatment and recovery to stock a positive attitude.

Remember that healing and drying of stitches would best serve the air, and antiseptic healing accelerate. After two or three months can use ointments such as the type Mederma or Contractubex, as they cannot be applied in an open wound.

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.
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 3: 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.
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