How should I care for my wound?

November 1, 2019

Depending on what type of wound you have sustained it may have been treated with stitches (sutures), paper stitches (steri strips) or glue.

For all wounds the following principles apply:

  • Keep the wound dry and if a dressing has been applied do not remove it for at least 5 days.
  • Do not encase in waterproof plasters or bags as this will make the wound soggy.
  • Once a scab has started to form do not pick. This especially applies to wounds treated with glue.

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Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK