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A 40-year-old female asked about a 67-year-old female:

Finger cut while cooking, still some blood after 1 day, as the cut seems deep. the finger is looking swollen and purple/red in the area of the cut (near nail). using antiseptic cream and gauze. any special action to take? go to the doctor?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Change the dressing daily and keep the wound dry for 3 days. If the swelling and redness are extending to the hand then you should see your doctor. It is not uncommon a deep cut is still oozing blood when changing the bandage after 24 hours. You should use glove when cooking or cleaning to keep the wound dry.
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