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I cut myself pretty bad on my finger doesn't look like it, but it feels like it. How do you think it will take to heal?

I cut myself pretty bad on my finger doesn't look like it, but it feels like it. How do you think it will take to heal?

See a doctor: You may need stitches and tetanus injection. Keep it clean and dry. The sooner you get to the doctor after a cut determines whether stitches can still be used or not. Healing is different for each person but without complications such as infection, healing starts immediately and progresses to complete healing within a week ...Read more

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Is a cut on my finger risky?

Is a cut on my finger risky?

Wound: Cuts on finger can become dangerous if it gets infected especially if the person is not immunised against tetanus and they get exposed to bug which causes tetanus. Tetanus bug is prevalent as spores in nature and its easy to get exposed to these spores but prevention by vaccination is easy. So everyone should keep themselves up to date with vaccination. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my finger what do I do?

I have a cut on my finger what do I do?

Keep it clean: Most cuts would heal by themselves and thus keeping the cut clean would suffice. But if you were cut with something heavily contaminated, then infection may follow. If you see any pus coming out of the cut, then an antibiotic may be needed. Make sure you are updated on your tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pain from a deep finger cut?

How can I reduce pain from a deep finger cut?

Has this been: Medically evaluated. You describe the wound as "deep". Do you need sutures? Do you need wound care? Do you need a tetanus shot? Redness? Swelling? Drainage? Red streaks? If you need medical care please get it. In the meantime, nsaid's can help with pain control. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you do when a baby gets her finger cut?

What do you do when a baby gets her finger cut?

Depends on cut: If the cut is small (<1/2 inch long) & shallow (barely thru the top layer) a good clean up with an antibacterial soap may be adequate. If longer, deeper, gaping or vaccines not up to date or you have concern about the location; a dr visit is warrented. Call your dr's office & decide on a time & location. Cuts should be stitched the same day if needed. ...Read more

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What must I do if someone's finger has been cut?

What must I do if someone's finger has been cut?

Antibiotic cream: Clean it with soap and water. Apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) and a bandaid. Let it get some air after a few days, if the cut is not deep. If the cut is deep go to urgent care and have it sutured ...Read more

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What happens if one of you're fingers get cut off.?

What happens if one of you're fingers get cut off.?

Finger cut off: You many be teased about being called old lady nine fingers. If your ring finger will need to use another one. If your pinkie you will not be able to drink tea righ and hold your pinkie up. If your middle finger you cannot give someone the bird. If you use your fingers to count with you will have to change to a base 9 system. ;-) ...Read more

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Cut the tip of my finger off how long to keep it bandaged?

Cut the tip of my finger off how long to keep it bandaged?

Depends: How deep is the cut? If deep, bandage/cushion it to protect from further injury and infection until it heals. Keep your finger clean and try some aquaphor or neosporin to protect/keep moist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a bad cut on my finger tip? Should I also let it air out once in a while?

What's the best way to treat a bad cut on my finger tip? Should I also let it air out once in a while?

Cut: When was your tetanus shot? You may need a booster if more than 5 yrs. Injury to the finger should be examined since there can tendon damage if the injury was with a sharp edge and deep. If the injury was from a contaminated device you may need abx. Best to see a doc. Till then keep it clean and dry. Avoid pulling skin impairs healing. ...Read more

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Cut the tip of my pointer finger off 8weeks ago. How long does it take to heal? How long will it be sensitive.

Cut the tip of my pointer finger off 8weeks ago. How long does it take to heal? How long will it be sensitive.

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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Finger cut turned purple should I worry?

Finger cut turned purple should I worry?

Yes: If it is swollen and painful, or if there is any drainage, then you should see a physician soon, you might be developing a deep seated infection in your finger, and in need for some antibiotics. ...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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Hi I have a cut on my finger and I need to know. Does it need stitches?

Hi I have a cut on my finger and I need to know. Does it need stitches?

Can't say: Without more information. We try not to stitch fingers if not absolutely needed. Be sure it is well cleaned out and tetanus up to date. If in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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Son got bad cut on finger on Friday and probably should have gotten stitches but we didn't realize. Is there any point in stitching it now?

Son got bad cut on finger on Friday and probably should have gotten stitches but we didn't realize. Is there any point in stitching it now?

Old Cut: We prefer not to stitch old wounds because of swelling and the possibility of infection is high, but he still needs to seek help, perhaps in urgent care. Also, the hand is a complex and vital appendage with a lot of tendons and nerves that sometimes get damaged, so the practitioner who sees him in some cases could refer him to a hand specialist. ...Read more

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I cut off my fingertip! What do I do? I cut off the tip of my finger at work on a meat slicer, they don't have workers comp so they just stuck it on themselves and said let it heal. Well its been 2 weeks and I've taken the bandages off and its crooked! Iv

I cut off my fingertip! What do I do? I cut off the tip of my finger at work on a meat slicer, they don't have workers comp so they just stuck it on themselves and said let it heal. Well its been 2 weeks and I've taken the bandages off and its crooked! Iv

Oh: Oh my, not good. First, it is imperative that you get a tetanus shot if you aren't up to date. No xray to make sure there was no underlying fracture? The kind of doctors who take care of this are hand surgeons. I really think you need to be medically evaluated for this. ...Read more

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Why is my finger numb after a cut?

Temp. Nerve injury: Injuries to digital nerves often heal slowly over weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can I cut off fungus from my finger?

Can I cut off fungus from my finger?

No: Usually you will need to take an oral anti-fungal medicine in order to get the germinal matrix clear of fungus. You can trim your nail as usual and as new healthy nail grows you will remove the contaminated part of the nail. ...Read more

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How deep of a finger cut needs stitches?

How deep of a finger cut needs stitches?

Cut: If the wound pulls apart and bleeds it needs stitches. ...Read more

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Cut finger tip open from sprocket on bike?

Cut finger tip open from sprocket on bike?

What is your: Question? Wash wound with soap and water, dry, bandage and if severe, go to UC clinic. ...Read more

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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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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

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Can a tungsten ring be cut off finger if needed?

Yes: There are some clever tips with lubrication and the winding of a cord around the finger and under the ring which might allow removal without cutting the ring. This can be found on the internet and is a good first step. Emergency rooms have cutting devices to remove rings if necessary. ...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