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Q: Non-soluble suture removal ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Non-soluble suture removal
Category: Health > Children
Asked by: suture-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 24 Apr 2006 11:41 PDT
Expires: 26 Apr 2006 06:01 PDT
Question ID: 722344
My son had 3 very small stitches in his lower lip.  After 5 days we
removed them ourselves since it appeared to be healing very well.  Of
course we had a bit of a stuggle holding him still.  I'm sure two of
the stitches were removed completely.  I'm not positive about the 3rd?
I'm afraid I cut behind the knot on both sides.  I'm not sure. They're
non-soluble. Will a fragment cause infection?
Should I just wait and see if he gets an infection to take him to the
doctor for an x-ray?

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 24 Apr 2006 12:19 PDT

Please see my answer to this related question:

If this satisfies your needs, let me know and I'll post
an official answer...

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Non-soluble suture removal
From: frde-ga on 24 Apr 2006 12:38 PDT
Would that show up on an X-Ray ?
- somehow I doubt it

Sterile stitching materials are not exactly designed to create abscesses.

I suggest that you leave things
- don't touch

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