Your wound may have been treated by suturing (stitches) or steristrips (butterfly plasters). The method depends on the type of
Keep the wound clean and dry.
Do not cover with waterproof fingerstalls, plastic bags etc. unless advised, as this will make the wound soggy and prone to infection in certain
You have had sutures in your wound. To be removed in about 5 days by your doctor. You are responsible for making the necessary
You may remove the Steristrips after 5 days. The wound should be moisturized for ten minutes. Then gently peel from each end to the centre of the wound. This can be done at home or by your doctor.