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.