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Cures to heal wound of thumb - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   How do I know if the skin around my sutures is healing properly? It seems to swollen to stay together
Doctor :  
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whats ur age/sex?
User :   24yo f
User :   lacerated tip of thumb and got 6 stitches a week ago
User :   the skin doesnt seem to be healing together
User :   the part that was "flapped off" has been red, warm, and swollen since it happened
User :   the skin feels very hard--from the swelling i think
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User :   does this sound normal? or should the swelling/hardness gotten better after a week
Doctor :   are u feeling pain?
User :   no
Doctor :  
can u feel any pus in the wound?

Doctor :   hi
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User :   how can i tell if the healing around my sutures is normal or not?
User :   how do I know if the swelling around my sutures is normal?
User :   hello?
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u there?
User :   how do I know if the swelling around my sutures is normal or not? It does not seem to be healing
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