This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
Special care instructions are given for sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing. Important tips and a list of symptoms that need the attention of your family health care provider are listed.