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Interesting facts about laceration closure (stitches)…

Laceration-closure interesting facts… Non-infected wounds (caused by clean objects) can be stitched up to 18 hours after the injury. Head wounds can be st itched up to 24 hours after the injury. Using potable (drinking) water instead of sterile saline … Continue reading

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Wound care (part 2 of 2)

Can stitches get wet? Yes. Stitches can get wet anytime. We often suggest that stitches stay dry for the first 24 hours, but studies have shown that there’s no increased risk of infection or wound breaking down if it gets … Continue reading

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Wound care 101–cub scout badge time

I assisted at my son’s Cub Scout meeting and helped dispel some wound care myths.  Lots of questions need answers. . . here is how I address wounds. Allergies? to latex, antibiotics or anesthetics (the medicine to numb a wound)?    I don’t want to … Continue reading

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