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Hand Cut In Children
Ask lawyer: Generally, it depends on how long you are out of work and the medical costs associated with the injury. That's what you can get from the worker's compensation policy. Anything further than that is dependent on the state and negotiations between lawyers on both sides. Regardless, a lawyer would know more about damages and awards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Open fracture: With a deep cut that exposed bone can get infected if the wound get infected, it is not a typical scenario. However if the cut also cuts the bone such as with a saw, or there is devitalized tissue or there is an open fracture risk goes up. If the cut is due to a dirty source such as a bite or a farm injury and there is bone injury then that must be washed out properly to avoid severe bone infect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Typically the smaller blood vessels are affected and so most cases of amputation for frostbite involve only the tips of the fingers or first knuckle. Severe frost bite could theoretically cause someone to lose their hand but usually if hypothermia is that bad you would not survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?
Careful: I don't think you have to particularly worry, though there is certainly risk of infection with the cut on your hand. Wash it thoroughly with clean water and soap, and keep it dry and covered from here on. If you start to notice redness around the cut or any pus, you will likely need some antibiotics. You could first try some over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. If getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more
Caution...: A hand laceration is very tricky because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tight and any swelling can lead to destruction of one of the above parts. Furthermore it is the most important part of all the extremities for most functions. If very superficial, clean, dry, cover. If any more, er for proper care, prevent/rx infection. ...Read more
How old is laceratio: If it is recent, and as the current acceptable standard with in 24 hours it should be repaired with associated treatment.If it is old, more than 24 hrs or even 48 hours it is saer to let it heal by secondary intention( by it self with granulation tissue).But if it is complex and involves tendon, nerve etc, .Go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Do you mean treated?: If your question is treatment of hand laceration without stitches, the answer is yes.There are small lacerations you can treat by splnting with steristrips.Sometimes hand laceration will present 2- 3 days later when it may not be wise to close the wound by stitches which is better to treat as an open wound and let it heal by granulation tissue, of course which will take longer to heal and one will h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?
Both!: It will take 6-8 weeks before your scar is fully mature. Gentle hand range of motion exercises and gentle local massage can help. Real up scar tissue and increase flexibility. Physical therapy can be super helpful for this as well - look for a local hand therapist who can help minimize your pain and increase flexibility. ...Read more
Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine
Stitches: If your cut is deep, opens or continues to bleed, you may need stitches. Don't wait on this, most hand wounds need to be stitched within 6 hours of the injury, any longer puts you at risk for a wound infection. I suggest being seen now to evaluate the injury and the need for any tetanus prophylaxis, ( it's a shot...sorry). ...Read more
Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented.It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease.(ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke.Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present. ...Read more
Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented.It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease.(ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke.Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer