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How Do You Treat A Paper Cut On Your Eye
Usually not serious: The whites of your eyes is a thin skin covering the eyeball and can heal quickly on its own. Small blood vessels in the conjunctiva can leak if it is cut, but the body can absorb it. If you have pain or blurred vision see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut. Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes
It: It sounds like a corneal abrasion. It is a very painful condition but fortunately resolves quickly. Corneal abrasion expose your cornea to infection so you should be treated with an antibiotic as a prophylaxis. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to make sure that there is no ruptured globe and to make sure that all foreign material is removed. ...Read more
Hurt lens in eye taking out contacts. Optometrist says it's like paper cut in middle of pupil. Got drops, not so sore today. Do I need opthamologist?
Needs more info: If the optometrist has done an examination with fluorescein and your vision is fine and they have given you antibiotic eye drops then likely on the right treatment but will need review. However if there's any doubt about this/what's been done - as you say needs an urgent doctor assessment -either GP, emergency doctor or ophthalmologist so safer to get checked or contact optometrist again. ...Read more
Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?
11 month old has a tiny paper cut on his index finger. Very tiny amounts of blood is dripping out, how do I stop it? Treat it?
Paper cut: Apply continuous pressure for several minutes and the bleeding will stop. Make sure the area stays clean so as to avoid infection. If the bleeding doesn't stop, I recommend consulting with your doctor. ...Read more
Tiny paper cut on his index finger. Tiny amounts of blood is dripping out, how to treat it? Stop bleeding?
Bandages: This is why they make bandages.Get a more detailed answer ›
Virus causing hot flashes and lesions (paper cut like) on fingers and knuckles. What can I do to treat the lesions?
Lesions: Do not delay but see your primary doctor. You may also need to see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Hello, I have a cut in between my pinky toe, its bigger than a paper cut and probably a little more than a quarter inch deep. What could it be?
After sex ~50% of times I hve wht feels like a paper cut whr the lips meet near the anus which makes sex painful for 2-7 days afterwards, any insight?
Tear?: It sounds like you are experiencing a slight tear of the vaginal tissue due to intercourse -- I would recommend adding lubrication and trying to make intercourse more gentle. ...Read more
Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
My son has cuts under both his pinky toes. I have no idea where they came from they are more than a paper cut. What could this be from?
Can a small cut on the finger, even a paper cut, that doesn't even bleed cause the finger to have a knot or to be a little bit swollen?
Yes: The normal healing process involves an inflammatory phase which most often manifests as redness and slight swelling in the first few days. For skin cuts, burns, abrasions, etc., if you are keeping the injured area clean, the redness and swelling should reduce significantly or resolve within a few days. If it does not reduce or is obviously worsened, there may be infection requiring medical help. ...Read more
How likely is it to get tetanus for a barely broke through almost paper cut looking cut? It was with a nail in carpet that was pretty old
Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. If you have not had a booster within 10 yrs it would be a good idea. ...Read more
Is it Possible to catch hiv, hepc, hepb from getting a paper-cut like injury that bleeds from the same surface within hours of another person?
Yes: Unlikely but possible. Hep B would be the most likely but the risk is pretty low. ...Read more
There is a paper cut kind of cut on tip of my vagina can that come from scratching, or what can it come from? Slight itching, no pain, no foul odor.
Painful ulcer: Genital herpes causes a painful ulceration on the genitals. Some people will describe it as a tingling, burning or itchy sensation. Others will describe it as a paper cut. Different people experience different discomforts. If you are concerned about genital herpes it is best to be evaluated by your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
I have a paper cut like scratch on my finger, from the middle to pad of my index finger. The top few layers are cut and it hurts. How long would it t?
Liquid bandage: If you buy some liquid bandage the pain would stop immediately. Make sure to wash your hands and dry them well before applying. With out this, try a bandaid and that may help. Usually without treatment the pain will last for a couple days. ...Read more
I have small itchy bumps around my vagina and also a cut that looks like a paper cut, what could it be?
Lately I have been getting a small sore on the edge of my arm pit it is a little swollen almost like a paper cut?
Non-healing sores: These should be seen by a doctor and perhaps biopsied after being evaluated. Impossible to tell what you have without seeing it, so see a doctor now and have this taken care of. ...Read more
Can you get rabies if you touch a bike tire shortly after it ran over road kill (raccoon) and you have a paper cut on your finger?
Unlikely: Very unlikely. Be careful with the bike, stay safe and consult your dr periodically. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does HIV die when it dries in trace quantities? Let's say a small paper cut... Would the virus be dead in the blood after 3-5 minutes of drying?
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