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Red itchy irritation near site of stitches

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Dr. Hari Charan Perigela MD

i recently got stitches took out my leg on the fifth of january and the spot where the stitces were is red around the sore is that normal its not bleeding or anything it jus looks as if its irritated... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Hari Charan Perigela ( General Surgeon)
Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin MD

, swollen red and itchy ears, hives on my scalp in addition to my palms which were now red, hot ...Could I be having an allergic reaction to dissolvable stitches? I had a laparascopic... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.   Kaushik Sarkar MD

stitches. they have been removed since 4 months. her wound has recovered but there is a burning sensation that she feels below the neck, on the starting region of her Stitches. Occurs frequently when she is... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Kaushik Sarkar ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Mayank Singh MD

it to leak a drop of puss. With the stitch protruding further, it seemed to get more irritated (and painful ... over XXXXXXX bone and my overall thinness. Early on the site swelled somewhat so I used... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Mayank Singh ( Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon)
Dr.  Vaibhav Gandhi MD

I had stitches removed from my knee today and it's red, painful, itchy and there is pus. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal MD

. In researching online i find that cysts can and do develop in some surgical sites especially if stitches are left ... not present prior to surgery, 2 snipped dis sovable stitches that are... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Rakhi Tayal ( OBGYN)
Dr. Nupur K MD

, but it became so irritated. Now the area around the stitches is inflamed, very red, and has tiny blisters ... or fever or any other symptoms of infections, just very angry skin around the... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Nupur K ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Alpana Rani MD

& itchy & irritated my doctor said its an allergy to the ointment & i was told to get cortizone 10 ...i had a spot removed from my lower left leg & it took 7 stitches i was instructed to apply ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Alpana Rani ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Siddiq Ullah Shah MD

are itchy, red, and raised lump. I have been cleaning area with Alcohol, and soap and water. Should I take a Claritin? Still itchy red and raised ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Siddiq Ullah Shah ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.   Kerry Pottinger MD

at the time I got the stitches put in). There isn t any redness, but the skin around the site is white ...I cut my middle finger pretty badly right near the nail a couple of days ago and had to... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Kerry Pottinger ( Anesthesiologist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Kalpana Pathak MD

Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Its normal to have redness and slight itching around stitches. If its too severe,please meet your doctor so that the area can be examined for any irritant dermatitis and...

Dr. Ronald Schubert MD

Thanks for contacting HCM. I am sorry to hear that your husband stitches were placed 3 weeks ago and they are now becoming infected. Stitches should be removed 7-10 days after being placed. From your...

Dr. Hari Charan Perigela MD

Hi If there is no pain at the stitches site and fever,do not worry. Sometimes,the area of stitches get infected. Then,there will be oozing of pus. Just white skin near recent stitches is...