How to Take Care of Your Stitches

If you suffer from a laceration, you might need stitches to seal the wound and allow the body to heal. When you do receive stitches in the urgent care clinic, be sure to get a printout of the doctor’s instructions for care, which will help you reduce the risk of infection and keep the area comfortable. 

One of the most essential steps in caring for stitches is keeping the area clean and dry. Cover the area when you shower and avoid taking a bath, going swimming, or entering a hot tub until the wound has fully healed. After 24 hours, you can carefully wash your stitches and the surrounding area, but you will want to promptly dry the area and resist the urge to scratch.  

From stitches to sinus infections, Paramount Urgent Care has you covered. Serving all of Orlando, Lake, Polk, Sumter, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Please visit our website for a location near you or call (352) 674-9218.

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