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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 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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I cut down on bagels and eat small cold cut sandwiches and salads/ will it help cut calories?

I cut down on bagels and eat small cold cut sandwiches and salads/ will it help cut calories?

Not necessarily: Salad dressings usually have lots of calories. It may be helpful for you to consult a dietitian to learn how to estimate calories and get advice about nutrition. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Cut thumb in kitchen using apple dicer. It looks semi deep but together. I put hydrogen per. Neosp. gauze. Do I need stitches? Bleeding under control

Cut thumb in kitchen using  apple dicer. It looks semi deep but together. I put hydrogen per. Neosp. gauze. Do I need stitches? Bleeding under control

Probably not: If the bleeding stopped and the band aid worked let it heal. If you are on morphine and/ or Ativan (lorazepam) and cutting your self by accident; it may be important not to drive or use a knife while under the influence. ...Read more

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I cut my perenial raphe accidently while trimming downstairs. It's a small cut but bled a little. Will it heal? I put antiseptic cream on it too.

I cut my perenial raphe accidently while trimming downstairs. It's a small cut but bled a little. Will it heal? I put antiseptic cream on it too.

Skin care: Most superficial skin cuts will heal with time . Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid a lot of skin care products , antiseptics are ok. Keep the area covered with a clean dry bandage if possible. If redness, swelling, warmth or discharge from the cut occurs, contact your medical provider quickly to evaluate for a developing cellulitis. ...Read more

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Accidentally ate raw chicken :( will i get worms?

Accidentally ate raw chicken :( will i get worms?

Raw Chicken: Raw chicken can cause a bacterial infection and bloody diarrhea. There are not risks of 'worms'. Exposure to infection does not guarantee infection and there is no way to predict if one will get ill. But, if you get ill with a fever you will know why. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a razor by accident and was bleeding for a while. Started preparing raw chicken. Can i get poisoned if stuff got into the cut?

I cut my finger with a razor by accident and was bleeding for a while. Started preparing raw chicken. Can i get poisoned if stuff got into the cut?

Yes: It is possible for bacteria from the chicken to enter the wound. Washing the area with soap and water thoroughly and monitoring its healing will be key. If you have any doubt or question, see your physician. ...Read more

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I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. what should i do?

I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. what should i do?

No to worry: This will get churned and crushed (but probably not torn) by the normal action of your GI tract Almost everything small enough to be swallowed can be handled effectively by this efficient system. You will probably find it exiting the other end in 20-40 hours depending upon the activity of your digestion. ...Read more

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I cut my finger deep while cleaning squrriel should I be worried. I wash the cut out and then put antibiotic ?

I cut my finger deep while cleaning squrriel should I be worried. I wash the cut out and then put antibiotic
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Yes got to ER: Although the chance for rabies is low, there is a higher chance for a wound infection which could lead to more serious consequences. I would advise at least one dose of IV antibiotics, in my opinion. ...Read more

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I cut my 8wk old sons fingernails &nicked his skin &it was bleeding. I cleaned it and put mittens on to keep him from sucking. Anything else to do?

I cut my 8wk old sons fingernails &nicked his skin &it was bleeding. I cleaned it and put mittens on to keep him from sucking. Anything else to do?

See below.: You've done all the right things. This often happens while cutting infants' fingernails. Just continue to keep his finger(s) clean and if there is any redness, pus or swelling, please have his doctor look at it. You may have done this and still nicked his skin, but the best way to cut fingernails on infants is with a nail clipper while they are sleeping. ...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