Bath After Stitches Removal Time Period Statistics

On average, individuals typically wait between 24 to 48 hours after stitches removal before taking a bath.

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"According to a study, 44 out of 100 patients have their stitches removed within 10 days post-operation."

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"It is advised not to submerge the wound in water (such as taking a bath) for at least 24 hours after stitches removal."

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"A study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 3.6% infection rate after stitches removal, largely due to wetting the wound too early."

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"A research shows that 2-3% of patients reported wound dehiscence (wound splitting apart) when they started bathing with the stitches still on."

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"According to a survey, 70% of health practitioners recommend waiting 2-3 days after stitches removal before immersing in a bath or swimming."

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"Research found that 80% of patients preferred dissolvable stitches because they require less aftercare and limitations on bathing."

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"A study from UCLA Health shows that patients with non-infected wounds can generally shower about 48 hours after suture removal."

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Statistic 8

"Approximately 40% of surgical patients reported discomfort when bathing with stitches."

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