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A 19-year-old female asked:

i cut a little chunk of my thumb off accidentally. it's clean and not bleeding but it hurts. what type of pain meds should i use? drink lots of water?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Several issues.: Tetanus risk (if a booster within the last 5-10 yrs, nevermind). Bleeding risk. If the wound is closed. Infection risk or if something is stuck inside the wound. THen, Ice pack locally is generally best.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Local care: This type of injury is best handled with care of the wound itself by cleaning it,applying bacitracin,bandaging the area for protection. For throbbing discomfort Tylenol (acetaminophen) is preferred as it doesn't accentuate bleeding. See a physician for swelling,spreading redness,or increasing pain. Are you up to date with a tetanus shot?
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Always best to be examined by MD as your PMD or Urgent Care or Walk in Med Clinic
Oct 15, 2015

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