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Steri Strips

Can someone tell me how long these Steri Strips will stay on my neck incision?
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176557 tn?1222893911
My surgeon told me to take mine off after 10 days.  However, they would have stayed on much longer, as they took much "persuasion" to get off.
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I was told to snip away the edges as they peel up.   I did have to pull some off but the snipping made it easier.  Within a week they were pretty much all off. .
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640719 tn?1277143630
Awesome! Sooner then I thought! Soon to be free!!!! Thanks!
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Avatar f tn
I think mine were on for about 10-11 days.. The edges started lifting sooner but I left them on until it was apparent they were ready to go.  That goes for both the ones I had where my thyroid used to be, AND the ones I had where my gallbladder was removed!
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612325 tn?1220797357
Mine were on one week -- surgery thurs 9/25, strips removed the following thurs, 10/2.  I too have the "goiter" look.  Doc said it was b/c of the reaction to the glue.  Good luck!
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