Can Steri Strips Be Left On Too Long?

Is it bad to leave Steri strips on too long?

Have your stitches removed when your doctor recommends.

Leave butterfly tapes or Steri-Strips on as long as possible.

They support the internal stitches and prevent skin edges from separating..

How long do you leave Steri strips on after arthroscopy?

You may take the soft bandage that’s placed on your knee immediately after surgery off two days after surgery. If steri-strips were applied to the incisions, do not remove them. Rather, let them fall off by themselves. Remaining steri-strips may be removed 10 days after surgery.

When should you not use Steristrips?

Don’t use Steri-Strips if the cut is still bleeding after 5 minutes. Is the wound less than a 1/2 inch in length? Steri-Strips aren’t recommended for cuts that are a 1/2 inch or longer.

Can you put ointment over Steri strips?

Once steri-strips fall off, or are removed, the wound will need to be cleansed with a gentle soap and water followed by a thin application of Vaseline or Aquaphor over the wound.

What do I do if my Steri strips come off too soon?

If the Steri-strips do fall off before your post-op appointment, you can cover your incision with a band-aid or come to the clinic for new steri-strips.

How long does it take for Steri strips to fall off after C section?

Steri-strips should be removed one week after C-section, if they have not already fallen off. If you have “glue” on your incision, it should come off within one week of your surgery.