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What to do if i cut my finger with a can lid?

What to do if i cut my finger with a can lid?

Control: Control bleeding with pressure. Cover with bandage. Promptly follow up at the local urgent care to determine need for stitches. ...Read more

Finger Laceration (Definition)

Laceration = cut. Finger refers to the ...Read more


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I cut my finger on a can lid. How long will it take to heal?

Depends: Healing of a cut will depend on the length and depth of the wound. It will also depend on if there were sutures placed or not. Infections of a wound can also delay healing. Wound location can be important because certain areas of the body heal faster or slower than others. Smoking and other chronic health conditions can also play a role in healing time. All the best! ...Read more

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I cut my finger on a can lid, what are the signs of lockjaw and how long should I worry?

I cut my finger on a can lid, what are the signs of lockjaw and how long should I worry?

"lockjaw": When did you last have a tetanus (lockjaw) booster? If more than 10 years or the wound was contaminated (dirt, etc), see your doc or county health dept for update. Signs of tetanus are marked muscle spasm of all muscles. Best to be immunized rather than wait for symptoms to occur. Now recommended that the booster also cover diphtheria and pertussis (tdap). If in doubt, get the booster. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a can lid 3 days ago and my finger is now swollen. Why is this happening?

I cut my finger with a can lid 3 days ago and my finger is now swollen. Why is this happening?

Most likely infected: seek medical evaluation and treatment right away. The goal is to avoid an infection that could cause permanent injury to your finger, hand or worse. ...Read more

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I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic. Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic.  Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

Maybe,maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure but any cut could be a source. Good cleaning and care can help.If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more

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Do i need stitches if i cut my finger?

Do i need stitches if i cut my finger?

Depends: If it is a fresh cut (lac) and when you close (approximate) the edges the are better held together than without tension. Often we use a butterfly bandage or steri-strips on fingers and small lacs. Make sure it's clean and tetanus up to date. ...Read more

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I cut my finger entirely off, it grew back fine?

I cut my finger entirely off, it grew back fine?

Was it replanted?: Cutting the finger off , will not grow back unless it is microsurgically replanted. ...Read more

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I cut my finger, how do I know if i need stiches?

I cut my finger, how do I know if i need stiches?

Checks with an ER: Cuts to the fingers are very common. Generally, if there is persistent bleeding, exposed fat, or full thickness you should get stitches. ...Read more

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