Can duct tape be used in an emergency to close a laceration that needs stitches?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes it could be very useful especially with a clean cloth under it
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
yes, but make sure its clean to not get an infection and dont use it in replace of a stitch
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Duct tape is likely to have germs on it that could cause an infection in a laceration that is bad enough to need stitches. Even if you could close the laceration, when you removed the duct tape you would re-open it. Better to just wrap a towel around it and get to the ER and have them stitch it up.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
It's better to secure a towel around it or a piece of cloth because duct tape is going to be really painful taking off
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- No MercyLv 71 month ago
of course not, what a stupid question. first it will not stick to a wet surface, second it is not sterile.
- M'aiq The liarLv 71 month ago
It could be but that wouldn't be very smart.
Ripping it off would damage your skin and worsen the laceration.
You'd be better off if you tape a piece of relatively clean cloth to it.
- RickLv 61 month ago
better then nothing ..........................
- DamienLv 51 month ago
yes but its gonna hurt bad when they take off the duct tape