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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: muffin | 2007/12/18

Q.

stitches

my son has 2 stitches in his head due to a fall. he is 21 months old. When do these stitches need to be removed? the accident happened last Sunday, 9 december. I don't know because my husband had him at the hospital and can't remember what he was told. He was given a little blade to remove them, can we do it ourselves Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The stithches should be removed after one week. It is best if your doctor or a nurse removes the stitches as the wound needs to be checked at the same time.

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