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A 22-year-old female asked:

I accidentally cut my finger open. its not bleeding anymore, its a little white and kinda deep, but not numb so blood flow should be good i hope. will the skin grow back if i use bandaids and ointments. when should i be worried?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
At this point that would be your best option. Closing an old injury, greater than 24 hours, would put you at higher risk for infection. Wound should heal in with appropriate care.
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