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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
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
Puncture wound to the finger webbing while cutting food. What should I do? Made it bleed myself, then put gauze between fingers.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apply immediate: pressure to stop bleeding and seek emergent medical care. ...Read more
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
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
I put hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on a very open cut on my head. Will i get alcohol poisoning? I put a decent amount
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 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
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 while cleaning a squirrel. Its a minor cut & thoroughly washed my hands. I put triple antibiotic ointment on it. Anything else?
Sounds ok: Watch the outcome.Get a more detailed answer ›
My dog accidentally stuck his dirty paw into my mouth!It tasted bitter and salty.He goes outside 4-5 times a day. Will I be okay?
No big deal: Rinse your mouth out but should not be a problem....teach the dog to wipe his paws!!! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Picked up half ate pepperoni stick in my shop parking lot. Had an open wound on my thumb that touched meat ... Should i worry about rabies?
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