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what to do if i cut myself with knife

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Bananas are slippery: Just like the cartoons show, bananas are slippery. One safer way to cut them may be with a wire cheese cutter. There are gloves you can wear to protec ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A cut is a cut and any cut could allow tetanus spores to become embedded where they can start an infection. If you have had a tetanus shot within 10 y ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
Squeeze it!: Direct pressure clean gauze. Elevate it above your heart. Get some help, have someone put pressure on the the big pulsing artery in your armpit. Yo ... Read More
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Hold pressure: Hold pressure to stop the bleeding. It may take 10-15 minutes of constant pressure. Once the bleeding has stopped, look at the cut. If you can see fat ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Local pressure: Mainly it depends on where the laceration is located and how deep it is. Does the finger function normally. Is there any skin numbness? Is it affectin ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is deep for: A finger. Please get it medically evaluated now. You may need a tetanus shot as well if you don't know when your last one was or if it has been > 1 ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tdap Booster: I would agree that you should continue to apply antibiotic ointment, and keep the puncture wound clean. IF an infection were to occur, you would begin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
27 years experience Family Medicine
ER: Sounds serious enough that you may need stitches. If the bleeding has not stopped or is restarting with movement, get in to be evaluated as stitches a ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Depends what the knife cut. Besides appearance of scar (which may not matter to you), you could have cut artery or vein leading to continued bleeding ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
See your doctor now: Usually this happens when a person is in an impossible situation, just as animals in the zoo may self-mutilate. If this behavior is discovered, you're ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Go to the emergency room - you may need stitches. When was your last tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years then you need a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Consider : Dialectical behavioral therapy to learn more effective and healthy ways to cope.

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