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Can you go swimming with stitches?
My boyfriend fell thru a glass window as he passed out recently, and got deep cuts in his back. He had 20 stitches in his back. He gets them out on friday. We were wondering if he could go swimming with the stitches. Not like swimming laps or anything, just wading around in the pool. Im not sure if its okay or not though, help please.
No I don't think so. The chlorine in the water will weaken the stitching, and he will bleed a lot and the wounds will open up.
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If you really persist then you can but with safety precaution not to soak it in pool water.(A plastic or rubber shielding perhaps).But much advisable though is to wait just for few days till the wound gets dry. Safety precaution must always be the priority.Any possible cause of infection must be avoided.It is for his own good.
its not a good idea, even though there is chlorine in the pool little kids pee in it...I'm sure he doesn't want an infection, plus its not great for other swimmers either, not very hygienic. but if u got you're own private pool its not too bad, i still wouldn't advise it.
NO WAY! wait till he gets them out!
I wouldn't try, unless my docter ses yup
Sure can just be careful that he doesn't pull them out
Not a good idea. Stitches will come out before summer is over. Just wait it out.
bathing and swimming should be very minimal.
It is definitely not a good idea. Even in the cleanest pool there are bacteria that can cause infection...Best for him to wait until the stitches are out and it is properly healed
NO!!! He can not and should not. He should not go swimming until they have been removed for a full 24 hours.
Lisa the Pooh
As long as he doesn't get them wet. Have him keep a shirt on and DO NOT get them in the water. The risk of infection is high until he gets them out.
no swimming until 24 hours after the stitches are removed.
chemicals in the pool water could affect the integrity of the stitching material-which could cause them to dissolve-reopening the wound-which could then lead to possible infection.
having stitches put it whether it's 2 or 50 is no fun and i'm sure he doesn't want to go through having them put in again-tell him to tough it out until they are safely removed and the doc can make sure the cut has fully healed and is closed