Friday, April 11, 2014
by Dora, Abi, Alisha
Stitches aren't meant for scratches, they’re meant for big wounds or cuts that won’t heal on their own. The most often spots for stitches are face, chin, hands or feet. When the doctors are stitching, they take both sides of the skin, take the needle, pull it through both sides and tie a knot. You stitch a loop of thread that doctor use to join your skin together. Stitches are kind of like sewing. A few days-1 weeks, your skin peels, and the doctor takes the stitches out. What they do is, cut the knot and gently pulls the thread out. Sometimes, the stitches won’t dissolve all the way, so the doctor can take the excess out. Doctors use different kinds of threads, called sutures. Some are made of nylon, silk, and vicryl. Vicryl thread actually dissolves in your skin. Vicryl is usually used on your lips, face or mouth. Stitches stay in their place for about a week or 2. They remove it once the wound is closed. The threads are made of special materials that can remain in your body for a certain amount of time. Dis-solvable stitches decompose in your body. The body breaks down the stitches because they are made of natural materials.