If you experience a cut or open wound that is deeper than half an inch or doesn’t stop bleeding with direct pressure, you need laceration repair. At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, with two locations in Sebring, Florida, Cirilo Seralde, Jr., MD, and the team provide laceration repair on-site, including cyst excisions, stitches, and urgent care when necessary. To schedule an appointment, book online, call the nearest office, or walk-in during normal business hours today.
A laceration is a cut that causes a break in your skin. Most lacerations respond to conservative, at-home measures of care, including bandages and antibiotic ointments. If you experience a deep laceration, acute care may be necessary. This is especially true if your wound continues to bleed or it’s the result of a serious injury caused by a slip-and-fall or automobile accident.
Laceration repair is a blanket term that refers to several acute care services designed to limit bleeding and infection. If you cut yourself and the wound continues to bleed for longer than 20 minutes, it’s important to schedule a laceration repair appointment as soon as possible.
Making it to Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic within an hour of your injury could mean the difference between a quick outpatient procedure or the need for hospitalization.
At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, the team offers several types of laceration repair, including:
A cyst is a benign skin growth that has liquid or semiliquid material in the middle. They typically develop on the face, neck, or torso and grow slowly over time. Common causes of cysts include blocked or clogged oil glands, trauma from a scratch or surgical wound, and certain genetic conditions.
During a cyst excision, the team uses a tool to carefully drain the cyst. They then apply a topical antibiotic and bandage and send you home with a list of recovery instructions.
Almost everyone cuts themselves at one point or another. Though common, cuts more than half an inch deep require professional medical attention. Without intervention, your risk of an infection or other complications increases significantly.
During general laceration repair, the team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic cleans and anesthetizes your wound and carefully sews it up using medical-grade sutures or stitches. Most modern stitches dissolve over time, meaning you don’t need to return to the office to have them removed.
Sometimes stitches and sutures aren’t enough to safely close a laceration. In rare instances, outpatient surgery may be necessary. The team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic provides comprehensive wound care at both locations, but can refer you to a local hospital in the event of a serious emergency.
If you cut yourself or develop a cyst or have a wound that won’t stop bleeding or it gets progressively more painful, schedule an appointment with the team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic. Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, the team can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of laceration repair, request a consultation at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic. Book an appointment online, call the nearest office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff, or walk-in during normal business hours today.