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I have a cut on my hand gardening what should I do now

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Clean with soap: Clean wound. If you have not had tetanus in over 5 years see your doctor for shot and if swelling develops see doctor for treatment of possible bacter ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch!: The pain from touching nettles is severe but brief. After an hour or so, or less, it hurts much less. Wear gloves henceforth! It is a horrible pain ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Tetanus: Make sure you are protected against Tetanus.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Straight away : The function of a stitch is to keep the two split surfaces together so that they adhere to each other as they heal. You need to go back to whoever sut ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
NO: There has not been a documented rabies from a domestic dog for about 50 years. This would be an unlikely source of rabies. For completeness keep an ey ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It can be an : Infection, alternatively if you fell you may have broken the pinky. I would see a doc, if the laceration is deep you may need a tetanus shot depending ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: It takes much more intensive blood exposure than this to transmit HCV or any other blood borne virus. Even if the spot was HIV infected blood, just to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Plastic surgery: I would consult with a plastic surgeon to see if a revision of the scar would be helpful.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: You need to be seen. It sounds like you have an infection. Maybe a very serious one. Be seen immediately.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
May be infection: We don't know when you had the accident and when the white slit appeared.White specs as you describe it may indicate infection in the wound.Have it ch ... Read More
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