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Stitches to be taking out?

Aberdeen, United...
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Stitches to be taking out?

I unfortunately Fractured my thumb and required a wee operation in which I got some stitches. They will need to be taking out whilst on holiday in cancun.

Anyone able to help me regards where to go and cost.

Thanks

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1. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Can't you do it yourself? Sharp scissors and a tweezer.. Good to go!!!

Ontario, Canada
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2. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

I agree, just do it yourself.

Fort Worth, Texas
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3. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Do it your self. Don't forget the tequila for the sterilization.

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4. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

You should be able to do it yourself if you can see the little knots in the stitches. Just clip them and pull the stitch out with tweezers. Bring some band aids and some type of antibacterial ointment in case it bleeds a little. (I should add, unless of course it was a complicated surgery and needs to be looked at.)

Edited: 13 December 2013, 00:28
North Carolina
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5. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Your resort has to have a doctor on call... Just have the doctor do it...I bet around $50 .....

Aberdeen, United...
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6. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Well the stitches are thru my nail to hold it in place I'm sure the Doctor said!

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7. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

If you can't do it yourself have your spouse or better half do it. My wife has removed my stitches on several occasions.

Toronto, Canada
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8. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Nothing overly complicated about removing stitches - just snip and pull gently. I've taken dozens off animals and some off myself.

I would be careful about pools / the sea - you may want to rig a watertight dressing (surgical glove and duct tape maybe) to prevent it being exposed to bacteria as it heals.

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9. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Goto a local Pharmacia. NOT your resort

Usually a doctor near by

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Aberdeen, United...
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10. Re: Stitches to be taking out?

Will be staying at the riu cancun!

Infection is what they are worried about, do have heaps of antibiotics!