Scrapes and cuts are bound to happen, no matter how vigilant we may be. Often it can be hard to know when stitches are required for an injury and when it can just be bandaged at home. In here we explain how to know if you need stitches and when to get stitches from home GP in Sotogrande.
Stitches are made from lots of different materials - such as nylon or silk - and they are basically like those they use for clothes. Instead of clothes it holds the skin together to help cicatrisation. A doctor will need to take the stitches out, although some, like the ones used for mouth injuries, dissolve on their own.
Stitches are important because they:
There are a lot of signs that you need stitches from home GP in Sotogrande. It will depend on many factors, from the size of the wound to its location.
You’ll want to see a doctor if the wound:
You’ll likely need stitches if the wound:
You may require a tetanus injection on certain cuts, as well as stitches. Tetanus is one of the standard shots for children. Adults need a booster every 10 years.
Seek immediate medical help if:
If you have the signs described above and think you may need stitches call our home GP now.