You may get stitches if you have a serious injury, such as a puncture wound, or when you’ve had surgery. Keeping your stitched wound clean and appropriately covered are two of the most important ways to encourage healing. Adding certain foods to your diet may also promote faster healing by helping your body to mend itself
Foods with Vitamin C
Your body relies on vitamin C for wound healing, including wounds that require stitches, because it promotes the repair of collagen. Collagen is essential for the health of your skin and tissues and is necessary for proper healing of wounds. Adding foods that contain large amounts of vitamin C to your diet may encourage your stitched wound to heal more quickly. Oranges and other citrus fruits are healthy sources of this vitamin, but bell peppers, strawberries and tropical fruits also have high amounts of vitamin C.