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A wound that has been sutured (sårbehandling)

A wound that has been sutured in the Accident and Emergency and should be treated in the following way:

The wound/dressing should be kept clean and dry.
24 hours after the wound has been sutured, you may bathe and wash your hair without a surgical dressing.
The wound must be thoroughly dried before applying a new surgical dressing.

  • The sutures should be removed by your own doctor on _____ days.

If the wound becomes infected, or if you have other problems concerning your wound please contact your doctor.

Infection signs

  • Pain (throbbing) can occurs after a few days.
  • Warm and tender around the wound, perhaps becoming red and inflammed extending out from the wound.
  • Fever.
  • Wound that smell or excessive secrection from the wound.


Kind regards

The Staff Accident and Emergency Service
Sydvestjysk Sygehus 

Esbjerg: Finsensgade 35, 6700 Esbjerg telephone 7918 2137
Grindsted: Engparken 1, 7200 Grindsted telephone 7918 9565



Siden er sidst opdateret 16-7-2019

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