Wound skin adhesive home care (1327)

Key points below

What is a skin adhesive?

A skin adhesive is a type of glue that can be used to hold the wound edges together. It is used on small wounds instead of stitches. It hardens to make a film that stays in place for 5 to 10 days. After 5 to 10 days, the film will fall off on its own.

Special Information


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has:

  • Any sign of infection in the wound, such as more pain, warmth, redness, swelling, pus or drainage.
  • A wound edge that reopens or separates. 
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information.