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How long should it take a cut on my finger to heal i cut it in the kitchen last week and it is still a bit tender and sore

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Weeks: It truly depends on the severity of the cut (superficial vs deep) and how much protection that site is recieving --> is it constantly being irritated ... Read More
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
2 weeks for most: Keep it clean and prevent infection. The time it takes to heal depends on the location (crease) and depth. Usully 2 weeks.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Maximize healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More

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Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Depends: Depends on the extent of the initial injury. I would suggest doing a VIDEO virtual online consultation by downloading the Discovery DrConnect app via ... Read More
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any chan... Read More
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pain: Finger lacs can be painful on occasion. It is also possible to cut more serious things than just the skin, like a nerve or tendon.
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives , tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Cut: A laceration is a cut.Fingers are prone to tendon and nerve and circulatory injury depending on degree depth and location.
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Laceration treatment: Lacerations come in many different shapes and sizes that result in different types of management. A laceration on your finger - even if shallow - can ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stiching: There is only one treatment is to approximate the wound edges. Depending on the depth of the laceration and its width, you may need to have it sewn (s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good idea: If glass was in the ground or dirt, yes.If due, probably not a bad idea anyway.

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