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Stitches and Glue Care

RCH Melbourne

Synopsis

Your child's cut (wound) may need to be either stitched (sutured) or glued. A special glue (such as dermabond) is used in hospitals and medical clinics to keep the edges of the skin together. It has the same effect as stitches and is used on superficial (not very deep) wounds and only takes about a minute to apply and dry. This fact sheet provides useful tips on caring for wounds at home.

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