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what to do if i cut my leg really bad while shaving help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wound care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711
Jun 28, 2014

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