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Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

That depends on: Things like the depth of the cut, if there is a problem controlling bleeding and it the laceration keeps bulging open. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or you don't know then you need a tetanus shot. When in doubt seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does a small cut on finger from knife needed to be treated with tetanus shot?

Does a small cut on finger from knife needed to be treated with tetanus shot?

Does not sound: like an injury that is high risk for tetanus. However, it is always a good idea to be current on tetanus prophylaxis, or for any immunization. Get a tetanus shot just to be sure, if there is ANY question of its need. ...Read more

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Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should i leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should i leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more

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How can I heal an accidental wound on my tongue?

How can I heal an accidental wound on my tongue?

Naturally: Let your own body heal itself. However, avoid hot, spicy and sharp foods. Try to rest your tongue if possible. Consider placing ice on the tongue once the injury occurred to minimize the amount of swelling. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also will protect you against whooping cough, which is common in certain parts of the country. ...Read more

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Does it depend on how deep i cut my hand on a nail?

Does it depend on how deep i cut my hand on a nail?

Clarify please: The depth of the cut will dictate the type of repair needed for the wound. However, you should see a doctor asap as you may need your tetanus booster. ...Read more

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Cut the tip of my finger off how long to keep it bandaged?

Cut the tip of my finger off how long to keep it bandaged?

Depends: How deep is the cut? If deep, bandage/cushion it to protect from further injury and infection until it heals. Keep your finger clean and try some aquaphor or neosporin to protect/keep moist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Will i need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Will i need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Need an evaluation: If it is a deep cut, there may be damage to nerves and/or tendons. If more than about 8 hours old, it should not be stitched because of the risk of infection. I would suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will i need a tetanus shot from scraping my leg on a rusted nail?

Will i need a tetanus shot from scraping my leg on a rusted nail?

Maybe,maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure.If you had a booster within 10 years & cleaned up the wound after receiving it, you are likely immune.If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more

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Can hiv/hcv transmit if small bleeding cut on me? I work at restraunt&often get cuts on fingers. Scared co worker's blood got on my small cut?

Can hiv/hcv transmit if small bleeding cut on me? I work at restraunt&often get cuts on fingers. Scared co worker's blood got on my small cut?

Can wear gloves: If worried, one can wear protective gloves, such as the latex or non-latex examination gloves that we doctors use. In real life, restaurant workers are not catching HIV or HCV at work from doing their regular duties, so one does not need to worry. ...Read more

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How can you clean a cut on your vagina?

How can you clean a cut on your vagina?

Depends: If small, hydrogen peroxide followed by triple antibiotic ointment should suffice. If large or deep, one should see a physician. Watch for classic signs of infection including heat, redness, increased pain, pus or continued swelling. ...Read more

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Tetanus possible from cut on foot exposed to dirt and possible fecal matter?

Tetanus possible from cut on foot exposed to dirt and possible fecal matter?

Yes: It is possible. Please ensure that there is good wound care. Tetanus updates should be done every ten years. So if it has been more than 10 years since your last tetanus shot or you don't know - get another shot. For particularly dirty wounds it is sometimes recommended that you have a tetanus shot at the five year mark. ...Read more

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Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad

Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad

Yes and No: Yes... one can get a Tdap shot if the person is an adult and hasn't gotten a Td or Tdap shot in the last 10 years, regardless of the current incident. No... if the person's tetanus shot within the past 10 years was Td or Tdap, there is no special worry about tetanus in such scenarios. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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How bad can a glass cut on your feet be?

How bad can a glass cut on your feet be?

Could be bad: Could be not so bad. You need to: 1) remove the foreign body 2) control bleeding 3) make sure no vital structures were damaged, if so consider their repair. 4) check tetanus history. 5) check for infection. ...Read more