Keep stitched wound moist or dry? What would be best option to reduce scaring?

I recently cut my finger and had to get 5 stitches on it. My doctor advised me to keep it dry and uncovered when I'm in my house after 48 hours but I also heard that wounds heal better if they are covered and moist with Vaseline. And frankly i feel uncomfortable having it uncovered. What would be best option to reduce scaring?

Doctor Answers 1

Plato's Scar Serum after a wound has healed

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Local wound care followed by topical application of Plato's Scar Serum twice daily to help smooth your scars. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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