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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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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 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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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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