Wound closed with skin glue

Wound closed with skin glue

Your wound has been closed with glue instead of using sutures (stitches). 

What should I do now?

Keep the wound dry for 5 days.

If a dressing has been applied, then leave it in place for 5 days.

The glue will fall off as the wound heals naturally.

Do not pick at the wound or glue.

When should I seek further help?

If the wound opens, or you are worried about the wound in any way, come back to the Emergency Department, for a nurse or doctor to look at it.

Reviewed by Dr T Shaw in October 2022, next review in October 2024. 

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