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A 17-year-old female asked:

I just cut myself on the top of my arm a lot and now my whole arm hurts?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
ER may be needed: If you have an open wound it is best to seek medical attention now. It may require stitches, and it's best to properly clean the wound. By cleaning well and suturing the wound closed, you'll lessen infection risk & improve healing. If you're unsure of your tetanus status, you should have a tetanus vaccine (booster) as well (Tdap - either Boostrix or Adacel).
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Last updated Apr 5, 2016


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