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Deep Finger Cut Healing
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
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
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
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?
My husband cut his right index finger on a meat saw two weeks ago. Is complaint about numbness and the healing process.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have an open fracture on a finger since last saturday the cut is healing but it is now warm infect?
Yes: You might need antibiotics if it is infected u need to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I had a paper cut on my finger. Red lines to the elbow. Went to the ER and got IV treatment. Now I have boils all over my body. Are they related?
Poss reaction to med: Need to be evaluated for reaction or new infection ...Read more
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more