Does My Child Need Stitches?
Bumps and bruises, scrapes and falls are all very typical for kids. But many cuts and scrapes leave parents wondering if their child needs stitches. The risk for infection increases the longer the wound stays open, so it’s important to determine whether it needs to be closed by a doctor. General Rules for Stitches If there is any doubt on whether or not a cut needs stitches, its best to seek the advice of a medical professional. Generally, a deep wound of 1/4 inch or longer w