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A 36-year-old male asked:

I lacerated my pinkie finger on 2/22/15. it bled for over 1 hour, but i didn't go to the doctor. the gash hasn't begun closing or scabbing. what now?

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Dr. Jeffrey Lagrasso
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Laceration finger: Since you lacerated the finger 4 days ago there is nothing I would do at this time. Stitches would not be placed since it has been too long since the injury. If it begins to bleed again or becomes red a swollen I would go see a hand surgeon or plastic surgeon immediately. I would just keep a clean dressing over the wound and apply an antibiotic ointment like bacitracin twice daily over the cut.
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