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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Care for Stiches and Staples

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Caring for Stitches and Staples

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: October 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What are stitches/staples?

When do children need stitches/staples?

How does a doctor put stitches/staples in?

How do I take care of the stitches/staples?
Ask your doctor exactly how to take care of the stitches and staples.

While stitches/staples are in

After stitches/staples are taken out

How long will my child need stitches/staples?

How are the stitches/staples taken out?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

References

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