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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes delay in dissolving of stitches?

Looking for son had stitches on his forehead abt a month Dc told me they were going to dissolve so I was waiting on them to go off on there own...but now I m just getting worried that they re not coming off..and my son just started school and don t want him or any of his friends to try and do something to them... as you know little kids don t think just do...I so should I get them removed and have I waited to long and something bad can come out of me waiting. ..????
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Do not worry. If the stitches have no redness or pus collection, then they can be easily removed by your physician. It won't be harmful.
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