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GP says I need to choose if 3 y.o. DS needs stitches on his chin

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FootprintsOnTheMoon Wed 06-Jul-11 14:41:43

Apparently it'll heal regardless, but maybe scar.

DH says 'stitch' to reduce risk of him reopening cut, and avoiding e.g. Shaving difficulty when he's older.

DM says not to put the little blghter through the discomfort.

WWYD? what's the consequence of either choice?

CMOTdibbler Wed 06-Jul-11 14:44:34

I'd go for steristrips and glue - ds split his chin open, and thats what he had. He has a very neat scar which is flat, and it was done without trauma

jellybeans Wed 06-Jul-11 14:44:35

I don't know but my DS had a huge gaping hole, forehead, and had stitches and it has healed very neat into a pale scar. Another scar he has, wasn't sticthed, has gone lumpy. I think if it is fairly wide i would go for the stitches to keep it neat.

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