Skin adhesives are clear gels that may be used to hold the
edges of a small cut together. Your doctor may apply a skin
adhesive instead of stitching your cut. A liquid will be applied to your skin
and allowed to dry. As it dries, it creates a film that will hold together the
edges of your cut.
If a skin adhesive is used, be sure to follow
your doctor's instructions on how to care for your cut. In
general, to care for your cut:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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