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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 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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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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How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

How long will my cut toe take to heal? I accidentally shaved off about 2 layers of skin and its not stitchable, how to i help it heal faster?

Apply topical: Antibiotic and bandaid. Monitor closely for any signs of infection, for example redness, continued pain, drainage, swelling then go see a doctor. ...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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I accidentally took one dose to many of my citalopram hydrobromide 40mg and focalinXR 24 hr. 40 mg. I just cut back on my focaln. what should I do. ?

I accidentally took one dose to many of my citalopram hydrobromide 40mg and focalinXR 24 hr. 40 mg. I just cut back on my focaln. what should I do. ?

1 extra dose: 1 extra dose should not cause you any serious issues. BUT, you need to be aware of and remember your daily dosing better. Try putting the meds the same place every day, or better yet getting weekly pill dispenser filled weekly, and when the pills are gone, you know you took them. Best wishes. ...Read more