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Steristrips

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

Steristrips are sterile pieces of medical tape used to close wounds and help the edges grow back together. Steristrips keep the wound clean and protected while it heals. Steristrips usually fall off on their own in about 7 to 10 days.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Return to the emergency department if:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

How to use steristrips:

Always wash your hands before you care for your wound. This will help prevent infection. Clean and dry the skin around your wound before you put on new steristrips.

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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