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I accidentally cut myself at work. How can I make sure it doesn't get infected?

I accidentally cut myself at work. How can I make sure it doesn't get infected?

Crack out the glue: Anti-bacterial ointment and a band aide will work, but if that is not available then in a tough pinch and depending on the severity of the cut, grab some crazy glue, as silly as this sounds the component in it is basically the same as a liquid band-aide or barrier film, so clean the cut with water and apply some glue if no band aide and ointment are available. ...Read more

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I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

Soap: and water Cover with loose dry sterile bandage Check it daily..change dressing if it gets wet Be well Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Went into a bathroom and saw that someone had bled on the toilet seat and wiped it up. I didn't use it, but I touched the faucet and the doorknob. I'm worried I may have accidentally touched something they did, and caught something. I have no cuts. ?

Went into a bathroom and saw that someone had bled on the toilet seat and wiped it up. I didn't use it, but I touched the faucet and the doorknob. I'm worried I may have accidentally touched something they did, and caught something. I have no cuts. ?

No worries: It is unlikely to catch anything in a restroom except for diarrheal diseases, and perhaps contagious flu-like illnesses, because poop gets onto surfaces throughout restrooms, and flu-like illnesses are also transmissible via surfaces such as door handles. Act wisely in restrooms. Wash hands and use the paper towel to grab the doorknob when leaving. ...Read more

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Hello. i accidentally cut the bottom of my penis while shaving?

Hello. i accidentally cut the bottom of my penis while shaving?

Here are some...: An accidental cut by shaving can not be deep or severe and requires no treatment but keeping it clean & dry. In 2 to 5 days, it should heal up nicely for an ordinary healthy man although a very unusual fatal skin infection may occur by resistant bacteria. So, if not following expectation, seek professional evaluation and counseling as needed. ...Read more

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Accidentally cut myself because i'm clumsy. Any tips on what to use to make a cut hurt less?

Accidentally cut myself because i'm clumsy. Any tips on what to use to make a cut hurt less?

Lidocaine jelly: Local Lidocaine jelly helps with the pain of minor scrapes and cuts, calendula ointment helps with healing. Any cut beneath the skin level, any infection (redness, swelling, worsening pain, purulence or drainage) need to see your doctor right away. Unusual for people to cut themselves a lot, may need some workup to find out why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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I took a shower then after I cut my self shaving and I accidentally touched the cut can I get hiv now? I'm a virgin also

I took a shower then after I cut my self shaving and I accidentally touched the cut can I get hiv now? I'm a virgin also

No : You can't get HIV from yourself. You have to have a significant blood/body fluid contamination from another infected person to get HIV. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut myself with my razor and it is sort of deep and the white layer of skin under it is showing. What can heal it up quickly?

I accidentally cut myself with my razor and it is sort of deep and the white layer of skin under it is showing. What can heal it up quickly?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I was shaving and I accidentally shaved over my mike and it was cut a little and it's been bleeding for 4 hours I've applied pressure please help.

I was shaving and I accidentally shaved over my mike and it was cut a little and it's been bleeding for 4 hours I've applied pressure please help.

Firm direct pressure: General directions for bleeding are to apply direct pressure- press firmly against the spot. Ideally use a non adherent substance like telfa against the skin and PRESS for at least 5 minute by the clock- Do not remove to peek as that can allow the bleeding to restart. Elevate the area higher than your heart if you are able. If not stopping seek care. ...Read more

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