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Pretty sure a solvent is out of the question.

My 4-year-old sustained a laceration above his eye in a bouncy house incident one month ago. He required 6 stitches but threw a fit after 4 so they glued the rest. The glue WILL NOT COME OFF and it is black dirt at this point. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jun 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Travel problems! Stitches and Credit Cards?

I'm in Vietnam, soon to be India, and I have a medical problem and a credit card problem. (1.) How to treat stitches in my leg from an injury I got 17 days ago? YANMD, but you speak English. (2.) Credit card: My card is lost, where in Northern India should I get the replacement sent? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Mar 1, 2015 - 22 answers

YANMD - running with stitches in leg

I had three external (and six dissolving) stitches put in my leg when a mole was removed on 12/31. Can I run/walk a 10k this Saturday? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Plastic surgeon vs Maxillofacial surgeon for stitches on the face

if you get a cut on your face that requires stitches and you go to the ER is it better to ask for a plastic surgeon or a maxillofacial to stitch you up? And is the hospital required to give you one if you ask for it?
posted by john123357 on Feb 28, 2013 - 31 answers

Need stitches without the ER

My girlfriend just got a cut on her leg from a glass table, about 1/4" deep, maybe a little deeper. We think she needs stitches or at least antibiotics, but she doesn't have health insurance. What is the cheapest option to get looked at and treated? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Cat scratch fever in the FACE

What can I expect while healing a facial laceration that required stitches? [more inside]
posted by bedhead on Apr 29, 2012 - 15 answers

How to Talk to a Surgeon, Episode 759

I had reconstructive surgery to close a carcinoma wound this week and the surgeon rushed and botched the stitching. I did everything I could think of to have it seen. Now I don't want to see him for my scheduled appointment next week. I also have to keep things open with insurance and other area surgeons for a possible scar correction after a year. More inside. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Feb 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Crochet me a new one!

What is your favorite esoteric/advanced crochet stitch or technique, and why should I learn it? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Dec 5, 2011 - 7 answers

The cat slipped a stitch, what do we do?

Our cat (and another pic!) was spayed on Thursday morning. It is now Sunday night and we've discovered that this afternoon one of the stitches came out (pic here - it is the bottom stitch). What do we do? [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I cover my stitches?

To minimize healing time, is it better to cover stitches or not? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Sep 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Turns out, the circular saw was the least of my problems ...

I just put a 2 inch gash in my leg deep enough to expose fatty tissue. I can't afford to go to the ER. Will it be okay if I wait until morning? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Aug 9, 2011 - 48 answers

Where's a cheap place in Milwaukee to have stitches removed?

Where's a cheap place in Milwaukee to have stitches removed? [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Feb 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Kitty Cone Head

New Kitten Filter [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on May 9, 2010 - 16 answers


Last night, I fell down and split my chin open. It looks deep enough to need stitches. Caveat: I don't have health insurance. Should I go to the ER? [more inside]
posted by fiasco on Feb 28, 2010 - 44 answers

Last Rugby Game of the Season! featuring: Stitches in my Hand! play/not play?

I have stitches in my hand, and am wondering if it's a bad idea to play my rugby game tonight. Feedback from ruggers and others alike more than welcome :) [more inside]
posted by crawfo on Jul 27, 2009 - 14 answers

A Stitch in Time Saves...Doctor's Fees?

Removing stitches. DIY? [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Jun 2, 2009 - 17 answers

ow ow ow

My broken humorous is hilarious. Well, not really. Please help me understand what I can expect from my shiny new pins and plate in my arm. [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Apr 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Why couldn't you just leave them alone!

Dog got cut on leg. Dog got 4 stitches. Dog rips out stitches. Vet is closed. Now what? [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Jun 24, 2007 - 23 answers

Anal stitching: the ultimate body mod...?

When one is forced to get a colostomy bag, er, installed... [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Nov 8, 2006 - 15 answers

How to best clean my bloody face?

How best to shower with a bloodied up face? [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Sep 14, 2006 - 16 answers

They sewed me up

I have stitches on my nose. [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson on Oct 26, 2005 - 14 answers

Would a Doctor Realistically Suture a Wound In His Own Home?

calling all doctors: how likely or unlikely is it that a doctor would suture a wound in his home rather than driving someone to a hospital? [more inside]
posted by mdn on Jul 3, 2004 - 12 answers

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