The wound should be kept clean and dry.

Wound tape protects the wound and should remain until the stitches are removed unless otherwise stated.

If small occasional bleeding put a clean and dry dressing on top of the old one or if necessary, you can change the dressing.


  • Avoid sauna and swimming as long as you have the stitches
  • Avoid unnecessary touching of the wound


Contact your local health centre in case:


  • The wound causes increasing pain
  • Fever rises and/or the skin turns red around the wound
  • The wound continues to bleed
  • You notice smelly secretion from the wound



Stitches shall be removed on ________ at your local health centre. Make an appointment.

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