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How can I treat finger laceration?

How can I treat finger laceration?

Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Finger Laceration (Definition)

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


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Does finger laceration usually cause many symptoms?

Does finger laceration usually cause many symptoms?

Depth?: It depends on depth but may cause pain, numbness, compromised circulation or function due to tendon injury if sufficiently deep. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives , tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

Yes: Finger and hand lacerations (cuts) need further evaluation by a qualified physician because it is very easy to damage other structures, such as nerves or tendons. Also, it is very easy to get an infection in your fingers or hands, and those can spread very quickly and become a serious problem if untended. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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Will i need a tetanus shot for finger laceration from glass?

Will i need a tetanus shot for finger laceration from glass?

When was your last: tetanus shot? Usually a tetanus shot within the last ten years will suffice. For particularly filthy wounds - a tetanus shot within five years is recommended. ...Read more

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I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment ! ...Read more

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Does a small cut on finger from knife needed to be treated with tetanus shot?

Does not sound: like an injury that is high risk for tetanus. However, it is always a good idea to be current on tetanus prophylaxis, or for any immunization. Get a tetanus shot just to be sure, if there is ANY question of its need. ...Read more

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Really deep knife cut on finger, is it going to scar?

Open wounds = scar: Open wounds will heal with scar, surgeons attempt to reduce scar formation in their closure technique but can't prevent it. Lacerations on velar aspect of finger will usually heal with less scar as it is glamorous skin. ...Read more

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Cut on finger bleeding for five hours do I need stitches ?

Cut on finger bleeding for five hours do I need stitches ?

Cuts bleeding: It depends on the length and depth of the laceration. First aid includes ice, elevation and compression for a minimum if 7-10" so that your body has the chance to clot whatever is bleeding. Do not check and recheck during those minutes as it stops the pressure. If it bleeds despite the above measures, then you should seek medical care. Also go if numbness, deep cut or later red, weeping wound. ...Read more

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I've got trigger finger due to laceration should I be concerned?

I've got trigger finger due to laceration should I be concerned?

Traumatic tiggering: With a laceration may resolve if it is due to a small minor injury to the tendon or the tendon sheath or to swelling but a partial tendon laceration or a partial sheath laceration could result in triggering that continues and the tendon or the sheath may need to be derided or at least released. Make sure there is not inflammation related to infection or foreign body , see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do ?

I cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do ?

That is deep for: A finger. Please get it medically evaluated now. You may need a tetanus shot as well if you don't know when your last one was or if it has been > 10 years. ...Read more

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Cut on finger yesterday morning from can lid in trash, just got tetanus booster after 10 plus yrs. Will i be ok? Did i get it in time?

Wound healing: Tetanus is a shot that should be done promptly - so your timing sounds great. Cleaning the wound and keeping the wound dressed with a clean, dry bandage will also help. ...Read more

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Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated.What is it?

Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated.What is it?

Caustic: Radiator fluid can be quite caustic to open tissues. Open wound covered with radiator fluid is at risk for ulceration and infection. Follow up with pcp for possible debridement/ antibiotics/and wound care. ...Read more

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Small cut on finger is still bleeding after two days. What could be wrong?

Small cut on finger is still bleeding after two days. What could be wrong?

Many things: If a laceration crosses a joint, it can be very hard to heal and may bleed. Alternatively, if you have a clotting problem (either genetic, or due to medications such as nsaids) you may have some trouble clotting. Most small lacerations will heal with gentle pressure and time -- if you are still bleeding you should go to the er. ...Read more