Sometimes, a cut is just a minor scrape or a scratch that can be treated at home. Examine your cut carefully. If it’s larger and won’t stop bleeding, it’s important to see a medical professional determine if you need stitches or other treatments.
If you think your wound needs more than a bandage, you’re probably right. For deeper cuts or wounds, stitches are essential to help close the wound and to reduce scar size and healing time. Often, an urgent care facility will use stitches that dissolve on their own, without the need for a follow-up visit.
If your wound looks deep (or long) and keeps bleeding, it’s important to see a medical professional. Stop by your nearest vybe urgent care and get stitches today.