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Conditions We Treat

Emergencies (available 365, 24/7)
  • Cuts (e.g. from kitchen knives, pen knives, bicycle chains, falls etc.)
  • Burns (e.g. from hot water, ironing clothes, cooking stove and ovens, etc.)
  • Wounds (e.g. animal bites, blood clots or infections in the fingers or toes that may need to be drained)
Non-Emergencies (scheduled appointments)
  • Acne (e.g. steroid injections, subcision)
  • Lumps (e.g. skin lump, mole removal)
  • Skin, Nails (e.g. dermaplaning, ingrown toe nail removal)
  • Steroid injections (e.g. hypertrophic or keloidal scars, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, wrist or elbow pain)
  • Wounds (e.g. simple & complex (such as VAC, stoma) dressing changes, stitch removal)

What Should You Do If You Have a Cut?

A cut, also known as a laceration, can result from various injuries such as a fall, or when the skin gets sliced by a sharp object such as a knife or sharp table edge, dog bite etc. Commonly affected areas include the forehead, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, fingers, hand and legs. As the skin splits open, deep fatty tissue (yellow) and muscles (dark pink, like raw tuna) may become exposed, and are at risk of infection. When this happens:  
 
  • Stay calm
  • Rinse the cut with water then apply direct pressure with a tissue paper or cloth over it for up to 5 minutes to stop bleeding (if any)
  • Apply a plaster to tape up the cut
  • Contact us by WhatsApp (click on icon to the right of the screen)
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What Should You Do If You Have a Burn?

Generally, there are four types of burns which can happen from contact with anything that’s hot i.e. boiling water, hot tea or coffee, soup, kitchen stove or baking oven, iron, steam from cooking etc.: 

  • 1st degree – red & painful (like a sunburn)
  • 2nd degree
    • superficial – red, blister & painful
    • deep – white, swollen, less painful
  • 3rd degree – white and charred, skin appears leathery with minimal to no feeling
  • 4th degree – fat (yellowish) and muscle (dark pink, like raw tuna) exposed
 
1st and 2nd degree burns are most common and we are able to treat most 1st, and small 2nd degree burns at home. When this happens:
 
  • Stay clam
  • Remove yourself from the source of burn
  • Rinse burnt area under running water for up to 20 minutes
  • If the finger or hand is affected, remove any rings or watches as the burnt area may swell up later
  • Do not burst any blister that forms
  • Contact us by WhatsApp (click on icon to the right of the screen)

What Should You Do If You Have Ingrown Nails or Infection of the Fingers/Nails?

These tend to develop after cutting the nails incorrectly i.e. curved rather than straight. As a result, the nail tends to grow into the skin, causing persistent discomfort, pain, irritation and eventually, infection, sometimes with pus. Occasionally, the nails may be affected by fungal infections and will require long-term antifungal treatment (e.g. terbinafine for 12 weeks) instead. Otherwise, the various treatment options include:

  • soaking in warm water 3-4 times/day
  • painkillers (e.g. panadol, ibuprofen)
  • antibiotic cream or tablets

Should your nail problem continue to bother you despite the above, then the root of the problem likely lies with the nail itself. This would require a minor surgical procedure to drain any abscess that has formed (because antibiotic medication cannot get through to the infected area) and additional nail removal or trimming (esp for toes) may be required. Please email or contact us by WhatsApp (click on icon to the right of the screen) and we will advise you on the next most suitable course of treatment.

When Should You Consider a Steroid Injection?

Depending on the underlying problem, a steroid injection helps “calm” down the affected area and can do wonders in reducing inflammation and the pain you are experiencing.  

A steroid injection can be considered for:

  • stubborn acne spots and raised scars
  • persistent pain and/or discomfort of the hand (e.g. trigger finger), wrist (e.g. carpal tunnel) and elbows (e.g. golfer’s or tennis elbow)
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Oftentimes, patients have had to put up with the discomfort of such ailments for months or even, years simply because of a misunderstanding of steroids. It is overall, a very safe and effective treatment that can be repeated (a number of times) if necessary, and brings much relief and patient satisfaction over the next few days following injection. Why go to the polyclinic or GP only to be referred again for an appointment with the specialist, which can take another few weeks or months even? Please email or contact us by WhatsApp (click on icon to the right of the screen) for a free evaluation to determine your suitability for a steroid injection. 

When Should You Consider Removal of a Lump?

Lumps can develop all over the body. They can be due to a growing cyst in the skin, from the joint (usually due to a previous injury), or a mole etc.

Removal can be considered should the lump develop the following:

  • increase in size
  • pain or discomfort
  • of concern to you

The vast majority of lumps can be removed safely without nasty surprises. However, in this day and age, our belief is to send off all excised lumps for laboratory testing and confirmation to provide you with absolute reassurance. To this end, we have successfully negotiated with our partner laboratory service to provide a discounted price for our patients. Please email or contact us by WhatsApp (click on icon to the right of the screen) for a free evaluation to determine if your lump can be removed safely at home.  

Location:

In the comfort of your own home

Contact Us:

WhatsApp call: +65-8930-6137
Email: doctorstitchsg@gmail.com

Doctor Stitch
5.0
Based on 9 reviews
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Vanessa Barger
Vanessa Barger
2020-07-26T10:36:27+0000
Doctor Stitch is the medical service contact we all need! Dr Ng was fantastic – personable, great bedside manner and yet direct. I had a sebaceous cyst removed and stitched up by him and throughout the process he made me feel at ease and safe. Healing was uneventful (IDEAL!!!) and didn’t interfere with what I needed to do day-to-day. I had my stitches removed by Dr Ng as well and am pleased to share that it was a swift and pain-free process. Would recommend to bookmark this service in your contacts – you really never know when you need the medical help and it is incredibly convenient versus making the trek to a clinic or hospital. Thank you Dr Ng!read more
Gilbert Oh
Gilbert Oh
2020-07-05T17:09:17+0000
I had an unfortunate accident on my big toe, and was deciding whether to go to a hospital A&E, but risk waiting for a long time, especially amidst the current COVID-19 situation.I fortunately chanced upon Doctor Stich on the internet, and sent a whatsapp message to Dr Ng and his team. I received a reply very swiftly, and after a short consultation, decided to engage their services. The team arrived within 1/2 hour after the confirmation message. The costs were quoted upfront, which I readily accepted because of the convenience and their professionalism. The team was consistently reassuring, and there was step-by-step explanation of what I should expect. There were no hidden costs involved, and after the procedure, there were several follow up messages to check in on my wound and recovery process. Responses by Dr Ng were always speedy. I strongly recommend Doctor Stich for any mishaps resulting from home accidents.read more
Dan Mountstephen
Dan Mountstephen
2020-06-27T02:23:16+0000
Amazing Dr Ng diagnosed over WhatsApp and here within 30 mins stitched up and on with my day 30 mins more. Prices are very reasonable and far preferable to spending half a day at the hospital! Bravo for Dr Stitchread more
Chen Kai Ng
Chen Kai Ng
2020-06-25T10:12:45+0000
Dr Stitch arrived in under a hour to help stitch a facial Injury (gash under the eyebrow) with minimal fuss/ pain. The wound’s healing pretty nicely and hardly visible one month after the accident – ie I’m still looking as handsome as ever 😂Thanks for a job well done Dr Stitchread more
Cristyano Lim
Cristyano Lim
2020-06-24T07:12:26+0000
We have engaged Doctor Stitch to remove staplers post surgery.Doctor Stitch was punctual for the scheduled appointment.We did not have to wait > 2 hours at the polyclinic as per our previous experiences; while at the comfort of our home.Whole process took about 20 minutes from stapler removal and wound washing + with follow-up teleconsultations post procedure.Dr Ng was also very patient with our queries with regards to wound care as well.Definitely a recommendation from our family for Doctor Stitch services!read more
Easterina Lim
Easterina Lim
2020-06-17T12:28:27+0000
Thank you so much Dr Stitch!My 4yo slipped and fell on freshly mopped floor resulting in a cut under her chin. Due to Covid-19 and circuit breaker measures, I am hesitant to bring her to hospital for a check. Luckily our friend recommended Dr Stitch house call services which eases my concerns and manage to get my girl treated within an hour! Dr Stitch patiently explained to us -how he will proceed with treatment after checking on my girl – not just her wound but also her jaw, etc which certainly helped calm our nerves! We are very thankful as my girl’s wound heal very nicely without scarring!!Highly recommended and thanks once again, Dr Stitch!!! 🙏🏻👍🏻👏🏻read more
Soh Yi Ling
Soh Yi Ling
2020-06-14T10:19:15+0000
As my wound made walking difficult, I found the idea of a 24 hour service house call convenient, especially since I needed the medical attention urgently at night. I wasn’t sure what kind of medical attention I needed but their WhatsApp consultation proved useful. Doctor Stitch did a great job cleaning and stitching up my wound neatly. And the care doesn’t just stop after the procedure as he would follow up on my condition meticulously every few days/week to check that the wound was healing nicely, which is something you don’t get at a regular clinic. Definitely 5 star service.read more
Roronoa Ridhwan
Roronoa Ridhwan
2020-05-17T03:25:25+0000
Dr Stitch manage to heal my ingrown fingernail. And monitored my condition for 2 weeks to check if I’m recovering well. Thank you for the quick response and service 👍read more
Jiabin Loo
Jiabin Loo
2020-05-10T01:18:21+0000
Dr Stitch is not only very proficient at what he does, but he is also very meticulous as well. Even though he travels from place to place, his standards of hygiene and sanitation is top class. His level of skill is also very high, after the procedure, my affected area looks almost as good as new (excluding the stitches). This goes beyond appearances, as the level of skill Dr Stitch demonstrated also allows my affected area to heal quickly and painlessly.read more
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