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If you have been in a non-life threatening injury & have experienced a deep cut or gash, AFC Urgent Care Swampscott can help stitch you back up. Stitches are extremely important if you have an open wound that splits the skin to a point where it may not be able to repair itself in the correct amount of time it needs. When you get an open wound you are leaving yourself vulnerable to illnesses.
Signs you need Stitches
Some signs that indicate that you may need stitches are:
The cut is very deep
More than a half inch wide
Has Ragged edges
Some materials are in the wound such as grass or Gravel
Rust or animal bite
Wound keeps bleeding
Some illness you may get from not getting stitches when needed are:
Rash all over the body
Puss coming from the wound
The wound will turn a blackish color
Wound smells bad
Hasn’t healed in 10 days
Pimples starting forming around the wound
Our physicians will make sure to asses if you need stitches then clean your wounds & then give you the correct amount of stitches if necessary. If you have any questions please give us a call at (781) 691-9366 or come to our facilities at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA.
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.