There are a number of reasons that may cause the skin to get cut. It can be either due to an injury or an accident or due to a surgery. Most of the minor cuts can heal on their own. However, it would not be the case in some scenarios where the cut is too deep and the skin is protruding. In those cases stitches or sutures are put in place, to hold tissues together while they heal. Surgical stitches and the similar corresponding suture material are determined by the general physician when the stitches are put in place. The stitches first aid is given initially where the wound is cleansed, and a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area. The dead tissues are cut along the edges, and they are pulled together for putting up the surgical stitches or sutures. Different types of surgical suture material are being used nowadays, the most common being silk or nylon, The latest are the stitches that dissolve themselves after a time period. Stitches care is very minimal. The placed has to be undisturbed and using water has to be avoided in those areas for some time. Once the wound heals which is usually after a week, the suture removal takes place. It has to be once again done at the doctor's place as the removal can sometimes be tricky. The knots are first cut, and the threads are gently pulled allowing the proper healing to take place. No anesthesia is given during this time as it rarely causes any pain.
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