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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely: If the person whose blood you came in contact with, does not have HIV or Hep C, there is no risk. Even the person has infection with one or both of th ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on lacation: It depends on location but usually all these will heal within 5 to 7 days if there is no infection or any other complication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
Red and tender: An infected paper cut would happen 2-3 days after getting cut and the surrounding skin would be red. It would also be tender to touch.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Few days: It depends how deep it is but generally a paper cut is well healed in 4-7 days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wear gloves?!: No, seriously, while most paper cuts are definitely annoying, rarely do these become infected or complicated wounds. Keeping a moist bandage with aqua ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Skin: There are many pain receptors found on the skin. Likely meant to protect us. It is also exposed to the air which increases the pain. Make sure it is v ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Merthiolate tinture: I didn't know that any one used merthiolate tinture as a first aid antiseptic anymore. It is about 50% alcohol -so it is likely to burn. Although it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
63 years experience Ophthalmology
Which part of eye ?: If not the cornea: this will heal in less than a day: apply antibiotic drops if the cornea: may tear profusely and needs to be seen by an ophthalmolo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Good question!: Meaning, nobody knows for sure. Some theories: (1) paper contains formalin, which is an irritant; (2) paper isn't as sharp as, say, a razor, so it rip ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sores on Lips: No. It is usually a sign of a fungal infection. These are often caused by severe stress.
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