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A 29-year-old female asked:

I accidentally cut/scratch on my baby's leg with my hand fingernail.realised after 1hr.put an antiseptic cream.is it fine? feeling guilty :(

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Sure it is: I don't know about the rest of the physicians here, but i can remember accidently scratching one of my children. It was the first of many of life's bumps, scrapes, and bruises. So, trim your nails, love your child, and quit feeling guilty. Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 15, 2014

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