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

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 94 reviews

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