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Steri-strips falling off Day 5? Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

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Unread 05-29-2011, 09:23 PM
Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

A lot of my steri-strips are falling off. Should I be concerned? When I had ankle surgery they had to pull them off 10 days later. Are these falling off too early?
Unread 05-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

That is not unusual at all...at least according to my experience. My doctor told me that they would basically fall off on their own. Mine came loose on one side or another and then I removed the rest.
Just make sure the incisions appear to be closed and have no drainage.
Happy healing...{{HUGS}}}
Unread 05-30-2011, 09:24 PM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

Thanks Jen!
Unread 05-30-2011, 10:45 PM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

Originally Posted by Carly822 View Post
A lot of my steri-strips are falling off. Should I be concerned? When I had ankle surgery they had to pull them off 10 days later. Are these falling off too early?
Mine did the same thing - they were gone within 5 days. Doc said they would fall off themselves.
Unread 05-30-2011, 11:25 PM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

I took a shower while I was in the hospital on day 2 and most of them fell off IN the shower. The nurse said it was A-okay!
Unread 05-31-2011, 05:43 AM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

Yep, it's normal..my Dr also said they'll fall off when ready..but let them fall off, don't pull them off. One of the strips I had to keep trimming the edges for fear it would catch on my panties and rip off..but it eventually did come off in the shower.
Unread 05-31-2011, 08:19 AM
Re: Steri-strips falling off Day 5?

I was told mine would fall off in 2-3 days & thats ok... its day 11 & they are still in tack... well loose, but still on.

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