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dissolvable stitches and baths

(6 Posts)
southeastastra Fri 21-Nov-14 09:57:42

I had them put in Monday would it be OK to have a bath later and should I keep them covered ? they're so itchysad

googling seems to offer varying opinions

southeastastra Fri 21-Nov-14 19:03:27

oh well I shall just go for it grin

Sidge Fri 21-Nov-14 19:30:08

They take a few weeks to dissolve, and it's the tissue fluid beneath the skin that dissolves them.

Unless you spend the next few weeks in the bath you should be fine grin

southeastastra Fri 21-Nov-14 21:29:26

grin thank you

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 21-Nov-14 21:33:14

what sort of wound is it?

some are recommended minimal soaking (ie showers) for 6 weeks

southeastastra Fri 21-Nov-14 21:42:31

they're small laparoscopy wounds

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