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Met with an accident and having stitches below knee region. Bone is visible. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Sep-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I had met with an accident last thrusday
User:I have got stitches below knee reigon
User:My bone was visible
User:I got 3 stitches inside and 4 outside
User:I am on bed rest till now
User:I want to confirm, how much time wil it take to open my stitches
User:I am taking below medicines
User:Acera D
Doctor:Stitches are generally removed after 5-10 days. However if the wound was large, it can stay for a little more than 2 weeks.
Doctor:The medicines given to you are antibiotic. Continue them to prevent infection.
User:Okay. the size is 4*2 Cm
Doctor:The size is not very big, I think you can get it removed after a week; provided the healing is healthy.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I have followed the instruction given by my doctor
User:For how many days i have to continue with the medicines
Doctor:That's going to be important.
Doctor:In usual circumstance it is given for 5-7 days. The need to continue antibiotic will be reassessed.
User:Thank you
Doctor:If there are signs of eminent infection, you may be asked to continue for few more days
User:Thank you for your time and advise :)
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