After Hours Clinics

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about After Hours Care.

Do all cuts or scratches require stitches?

Not all cuts and scratches need stitches. Actually, most can heal on their own, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Stitches are not needed for minor cuts and scratches you might get on a regular, everyday basis. They are only needed when other ways of closing a cut aren’t working.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what cuts and scratches need stitches.

Source: David Mesker, MD, Englewood Family Practice; Ratna Palakodeti, MD, First Care Family Medical; Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care

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