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Anonymous asked in HealthHealth & Well-BeingInjuries · 3 months ago

Can duct tape be used in an emergency to close a laceration that needs stitches?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    Yes it could be very useful especially with a clean cloth under it

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    yes, but make sure its clean to not get an infection and dont use it in replace of a stitch

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Duct tape is likely to have germs on it that could cause an infection in a laceration that is bad enough to need stitches. Even if you could close the laceration, when you removed the duct tape you would re-open it. Better to just wrap a towel around it and get to the ER and have them stitch it up. 

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  • 3 months ago

    It's better to secure a towel around it or a piece of cloth because duct tape is going to be really painful taking off

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  • 3 months ago

    of course not, what a stupid question. first it will not stick to a wet surface, second it is not sterile.

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  • 3 months ago

    It could be but that wouldn't be very smart.

    Ripping it off would damage your skin and worsen the laceration.

    You'd be better off if you tape a piece of relatively clean cloth to it.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    better then nothing ..........................

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  • Damien
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    yes but its gonna hurt bad when they take off the duct tape

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