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Crushed my finger with 11 stiches how long should I keep it wrapped?

Crushed my finger with 11 stiches how long should I keep it wrapped?

3-4 days: 3-4 days should be ok. Then change the gauzes. Might be good to re-wrap it with new gauze. Be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I cut my finger at work and had it wrapped. It was still bleeding at the time. I would like to know if I will need stitches.

I cut my finger at work and had it wrapped. It was still bleeding at the time. I would like to know if I will need stitches.

It depends : On the size of the cut the depth and the time passed since it happened but in general most cuts will heal on their own if they are immobilized so they don't recurrently open and close ...Read more

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I have a hangnail I pulled out of my finger & put abx on it &I wrapped w/ bandaid. A wk later it's still swollen and painful. Where 2 get antiinflamm?

I have a hangnail I pulled out of my finger & put abx on it &I wrapped w/ bandaid. A wk later it's still swollen and painful. Where 2 get antiinflamm?

Change approach: Take the "ABX", bacitracin, neosporin, etc., and THROW THEM AWAY. STOP BANDAIDS. You are macerating the skin around the nail. You are causing a monilial paronychia and probably an allergic reaction. LEAVE OPEN. Wash. Apply clotrimazole [ketoconazole, miconazole] cream several times a day. ...Read more

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I sliced my finger with a mandolin and went to the er and they wrapped with gauze. Still bleeding after 2 days when I remove wrapping - that normal?

I sliced my finger with a mandolin and went to the er and they wrapped with gauze.  Still bleeding after 2 days when I remove wrapping - that normal?

Should not still be: bleeding 2 days later. really hard to gage this without seeing it. Perhaps it should have had stitches, but that is impossible to say without an exam. But even a cut deep enough to have stitches should stop actively bleeding after 2days. On the other hand a drop or two of blood on the dressing is not unexpected. It all depends on how much blood there is, which again needs to be seen visually ...Read more

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7 stitches in ring finger. 4 days later itches crazy. Wrapped up in gauze with bacitration, what is normal healing/discomfort?

7 stitches in ring finger. 4 days later itches crazy. Wrapped up in gauze with bacitration,  what is normal healing/discomfort?

Sounds normal: Healing stitches can itch like crazy. ( I have personal experience with this). You might want to peek under the bandage and make sure you haven't developed a rash from the bacitracin or something else. ...Read more

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I have noticed the last 3 - 6 months that my ring finger on my right hand seems to get stiff ..And freezes when I am holding a utensil...It usually just lasted a few seconds.Today if was wrapped around a tissue and froze... It did not want to pop back...

I have noticed the last 3 - 6 months that my ring finger on my right hand seems to get stiff ..And  freezes when I am holding a utensil...It usually just lasted a few seconds.Today if was wrapped around a tissue and froze... It did not want to pop back...

The : The most common cause of a finger that "freezes" and "pops" is a so called trigger finger, a type of tendonitis. You should certainly have it checked out especially since you've had the problem for so long. If it turns out to be a trigger finger, and the diagnosis is pretty straightforward, it is fairly easy to treat right in the office. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi! I cut my (R) index finger w/electric hedge trimr yestrdy. I cleand it w/hydrogen peroxide & wrapped it. 2day it still foams, is swollen red. ER?

Hi! I cut my (R) index finger w/electric hedge trimr yestrdy. I cleand it w/hydrogen peroxide & wrapped it. 2day it still foams, is swollen red. ER?

Yes please: yes either ER or urgent care you might need a booster tetanus shut and possible a booster IVor IM antibiotic if the thought infection is bad then they will evaluate your cut clean it and dressed it better and give you oral antibiotic if you need it ...Read more

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Slipped and fell on my left hand, been 1 hr ago, nothing swollen, wrapped in ice. Hi pain, my fingers can move.Solution?no ER, best pain killer OTC?

Slipped and fell on my left hand, been 1 hr ago, nothing swollen, wrapped in ice. Hi pain, my fingers can move.Solution?no ER, best pain killer OTC?

REST AND Ibuprofen : Well done with the ice pack and triage. Take ibuprofen but see your physician for any sign of pain or swelling or Deformity and tenderness on pressure at the bony prominences of the wrist. Must Splint the wrist on a pillow and take Advil or Motrin both OtC. Avoid wrist movement and watch. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to care for a crushed finger?

What is the very best way to care for a crushed finger?

Crushed fingers: Can have fractures, thus xrays are important. In the absence of fracture, joint and tissue swelling needs to be addresseda sit can impair function and apporpriate methods to cntrol swelling and pain and splinting while still emphsizing motion at the right time are all important, a hand surgeon will often refer severe crush injuries even those without fracture to a hand therapists early to help. ...Read more