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Suggest treatment for redness and pain around a wound

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Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Question: 10 days ok I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Went to urgent care , recived stitches had the stitches removed 6days later. The wound was stll open so the PA applied surgical glue & strips . Over the past few days my wound is painful, red & broken out with blisters . I can nit get in tge see my family practitioner until tomorrow! What should I do until than ? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No need to do anything with it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

If you do not stitch a wound up to 24 hours after an injury, it wont get closed. So after removing first stitches, if the wound was opened, placing strips and glue was more than pointless.
Your wound looks fine. It will heal. Just give it some time. And try not to stretch the skin in this location. No need to see a doctor at this point.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (2 minutes later)
But why do I have blisters ??? Its itching , warm to touch & painful !
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is typical healing process.

Detailed Answer:
It is a fresh wound. Itching and pain is a typical during the healing process. Visible blisters are acceptable. Please note that healing process is induced by an inflammation (not infection). Warmness and pain are from this inflammation. It is how the body deals with wounds.
So please wait and see.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (4 hours later)
Hi - just FYI : my Dr ended up getting me in today . My cut is infected & still had a small piece of glass in it . Also , the blisters were from contact dermatitis . I was allergic to the surgical strips . So ... (just for sharing a pic of my hand ) due to the fact I trusted this app from a previous visit . Never again !
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please see the answet below.

Detailed Answer:
Please note that I have only a handful of information. How do I suppose to see a piece of glass inside the wound having just a picture? It is much easier to judge and give proper diagnosis when you are able to examine the wound.
I would insist your wound does not need any special treatment. Infection is present always. It is localized. Therefore antibiotic (probably prescribed by a doctor) is not necessary.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for redness and pain around a wound

Brief Answer: No need to do anything with it. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. If you do not stitch a wound up to 24 hours after an injury, it wont get closed. So after removing first stitches, if the wound was opened, placing strips and glue was more than pointless. Your wound looks fine. It will heal. Just give it some time. And try not to stretch the skin in this location. No need to see a doctor at this point. Hope this helps. Regards.