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How to Care for a Facial Laceration Immediately After Suture Removal?

Following an injury,I had 11 facial sutures removed yesterday (after 4 1/2 days). For the 4 1/2 days prior,using sterile q tips, I cleaned the sutures every day with water, gently removing any scabs with the sterile q tip. Then I applied a thin line of antibiotic ointment. Yesterday the sutures were removed. I am wondering how to care for the wound now. Should I allow a scab to form now that the sutures are out or should I continue caring for it as described above, prior to the suture removal?

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