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Doctor insights on: Deep Finger Cut Healing

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How long does deep finger cut healing take?

How long does deep finger cut healing take?

Maximize 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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Deep finger cut treatment? I cut my finger deeply yesterday while cutting hair with shears. I was advised by my educator to use super glue but all I own is wood glue and I have no time or money to go see a doctor... What are your recommendations?

Deep finger cut treatment? I cut my finger deeply yesterday while cutting hair with shears. I was advised by my educator to use super glue but all I own is wood glue and I have no time or money to go see a doctor... What are your recommendations?

Crazy glue: It's great if the skin looks clean, dry and not red. Always a concern about infection, so I would clean the area with peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment. If all fine next day with no redness or discharge, you can try the crazy glue. If the wound looks deep and bleeding should be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for the cut on my finger?

Is there a treatment for the cut on my finger?

Finger cut: If the wound is not too deep, there is no bleeding, no injury to tendons in finger then wound can be approximated using steristrips. Depending on how dirty the wound is and when last tetanus immunisation was given, need for tetanus immunisation and antibiotics would have to be considered so best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Nurse had healing cuts on fingers. Drew my blood w/o gloves. Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding. Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

Nurse had healing cuts on fingers. Drew my blood w/o gloves. Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding. Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

No: This is not an issue of tissue. Transmission of HIV in this fashion would be close to impossible (i always say that nothing is impossible). Stay away from unprotected sex, needle sharing, tissue transplantation and you will not get HIV disease. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband cut his right index finger on a meat saw two weeks ago. Is complaint about numbness and the healing process.

My husband cut his right index finger on a meat saw two weeks ago. Is complaint about numbness and the healing process.

Merits an expert.: A laceration of a finger can involve some pretty important structures which control ones function (nerves, tendons, blood vessels, bone, cartilage). And healing can be affected by infection. Therefore, it would be wise to make an appointment with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Cut finger on plastic 1 month ago. Very tiny, no change in healing, red, slightly raised, little pain. Slight brown under. Should it heal? Or see dr?

Cut finger on plastic 1 month ago. Very tiny, no change in healing, red, slightly raised, little pain. Slight brown under. Should it heal? Or see dr?

See your PCP: Any wound that does not heal after two weeks, needs attention. It can be a sign of underlying illness. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?

Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?

Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more

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I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your primary doctor if pain or swelling increases. ...Read more

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I cut my middle finger and the tip is numb. Do you believe the numbness will go away? What kind of treatment do you believe will get rid of the numbne

I cut my middle finger and the tip is numb. Do you believe the numbness will go away? What kind of treatment do you believe will get rid of the numbne

Depends: Most of the time, the nerve will grow back in weeks. If the cut does not require stitching, there is not much that can be done right now. Be sure to keep it clean to prevent infection. If the numbness gets worse, best to check with your family doctor. ...Read more

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My 11 month old Cut finger pad. Healing keeps getting delayed due to crawling and bandage coming off witch some bleeding as result. Liquid Bandage?

My 11 month old Cut finger pad. Healing keeps getting delayed due to crawling and bandage coming off witch some bleeding as result. Liquid Bandage?

I wouldn't: Ooh - I hate cuts like that. Liquid bandage is not a bad idea, but an 11mo old is likely to put the finger in his/her mouth, and could result in ingestion. There are some alternatives, a tubular net bandage webbing or Coban come to mind. Make sure not to wrap too tightly (leave a little skin showing, if it's blue it's too tight). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Median nerve cut not healing correctly? Stitches. Relatively superficial cut, improved at first, 3.5 months later can't feel middle finger. Doc visit?

Median nerve cut not healing correctly? Stitches. Relatively superficial cut, improved at first, 3.5 months later can't feel middle finger. Doc visit?

Yes: Where was the cut? Median nerve is deep. Superficial cut would not involve unless cut was on finger itself (wherein nerve would be a digital branch of median nerve, not the median nerve itself). In any event, need evaluation since nerves are important. Check carefully if both sides of the finger are involved on only one side. Report to your doctor. (If image: not included by me.) ...Read more

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Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?

Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?

Possibly infected: You sustained the laceration two weeks ago and has not healed and you see pink and white in the middle, it all suggest it may be infected and only way we can be sure is by looking at your finger. See your doctor as you may need antibiotics if infection is confirmed. ...Read more

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Cut finger while cutting fruit. Knife had a small amount of rust on it. I had a tdap shot 2 yrs ago. Cut healing but is red and raised. Needtreatment?

Do not need shot but: You do not need a booster shot but as you say it is red and raised. It may be a good idea to getit checked for possible infection ...Read more

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While I was washing very dirty dishes, my finger got cut by a knife (bleeding).I continued to wash dishes after getting the cut. Also had another cut (healing).Then, I handwashed dirty clothes. Can this washing cause infection/blood infection due to cuts?

While I was washing very dirty dishes, my finger got cut by a knife (bleeding).I continued to wash dishes after getting the cut. Also had another cut (healing).Then, I handwashed dirty clothes. Can this washing cause infection/blood infection due to cuts?

Infection.: There always a chance that you could get a local infection about the cut. Remember, even water coming from the sink is not clean - it contains bacteria. Put some antibiotic ointment (like Bacitracin, available over the counter) on the cut once daily and cover with bandage until healed. ...Read more

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How to keep a finger tip that was cauterized chemically, clean and healing properly?

How to keep a finger tip that was cauterized chemically, clean and healing properly?

Soap and Water: Washing with soap and water and then applying a band-aid with triple antibiotic ointment can significantly improve healing. If you're having further problems, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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Healing time for tendonitis in finger?

Healing time for tendonitis in finger?

One condition that: Can show up as pain between fingers in the web is tendonitis or trigger digit of either finger on the palm side in the flexor tendon. Pain can seem to be in the web but actually the palm may be tender near the finger palm crease. And just near it in the palm under knuckle this is not often written about but its is something I've observed many times clinically. / check your palm to see if so. ...Read more

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Treatment for mallet finger?

Treatment for mallet finger?

A mallet finger: Is when the extensor tendon at the tip of a finger ruptures. The rupture of this tendon can involve the tendon alone, be associated with a small bone fragment or fracture or can be associated with a fracture that requires significant care. The fingertip joint cannot extend and droops or lags despite effort to activley extend. Http://tinyurl. Com/y6wr3ykm ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I want treatment of finger clubbing, please suggest me.

I want treatment of finger clubbing, please suggest me.

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read more

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My finger is infected. Treatment?

Finger infection: This can be somewhat serious depending on the degree of infection. Not to scare you, but think of what could happen if the infection got out of control. That's why you need to supply more information about a) how it happened, b) what extent is involved, c) if there are associated symptoms etc. The 'hand' and fingers are too important to deal with 'lightly' in an online forum such as this. See MD. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and antiinflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection

In cases where persistent problems exist that are bothersome surgery can be offered but just existence of a click does not mean one needs treatment ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Itching and hard finger. So what's the medicine and treatment for it?

Itching and hard finger. So what's the medicine and treatment for it?

Moisturizing lotion: Sounds like you are having dry skin on your hands. Use moisturizing cream. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

Call an MD's office: You can go to the phone book and look under physicians. Find an orthopedic doc in your area or someone who specializes in hand and make an appointment. ...Read more