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Scab

31 July, 2019

Question:

I fell almost a month ago and had to get stitches in my leg. The stitches are out but the wound is still scabbing. I am supposed to go to the mikvah this week. Is there any problem?


Answer:

We are sorry to hear that you fell.

You should soak the scab during your preparations for immersion. If the scab is ready to come off, you should gently remove it. If the scab is not ready to come off, or it is painful or difficult to remove, you may leave it and it is not considered a chatzitzah during mikveh immersion.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

Refuah Shleimah!


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