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what to do if i cut open my toe, what can i do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Compression: To stop the bleeding along with elevation. If deep cut will need sutures to close it and stop the bleeding.
Answered on Jul 30, 2013
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
21 years experience Podiatry
Cut on toe : Compression with ice will mostly take care of it. Butterfly bandaid if its a deeper cut. If neither treatments help then you have to see your local foot specialist for suture enclosure.
Answered on May 18, 2017
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Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
If your laceration has been open for more than 4-6 hours and you cut it with something dirty, you may need an update on your tetanus vaccination, and you must be very careful of infection. The skin on the feet is very close to the bones, and once an infection reaches bone, you can end up with an amputation of the digit. So it is best if you have a deeper laceration checked out by a physician
Apr 23, 2015

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