If a cut is deep or continues to bleed, or the edges of skin don't stay together evenly,
the wound may need to be closed with stitches, tape, staples, or medical glue. Any
of these can help speed healing and reduce the risk for infection and the size of
the scar. These may be especially important concerns with large wounds, and wounds
on the head or other visible body parts.
If you think a wound may need
medical care, see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. If the person needs
stitches, this must be done in the first few hours. A wound that is not correctly
is at risk for serious infection.