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How Long Will It Take For My Paper Cut To Heal
Few days: It depends how deep it is but generally a paper cut is well healed in 4-7 days. ...Read more
If i cut my self any where on my skin even with paper cut... I get that (cut) area infection.. And long time to heal ... ...?
Small paper cut/crack on Labia near Clitoris, 3 different Dr's all say its fine (maybe yeast) heals within 3-4days. after period, on pill, help!
Small Laceration: I would agree that it should heal quickly. Not a real medical concern, more that of comfort. ...Read more
Skin: There are many pain receptors found on the skin. Likely meant to protect us. It is also exposed to the air which increases the pain. Make sure it is very clean and cover with neosporin and a bandaid. Follow up for any signs of infection. All the best. ...Read more
Wear gloves?!: No, seriously, while most paper cuts are definitely annoying, rarely do these become infected or complicated wounds. Keeping a moist bandage with aquaphor healing ointment oftentimes helps. A newer wrinkle, worth the try, is to cover the cut with the new clear flexible dressing--painted on like fingernail polish--also know as "skin glue". ...Read more
Superglue: Superglue was used by trauma surgeons in vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to sew liver?). Works great. It also works perfectly fine in normal skin wounds, and is non-toxic. The only reason it hasn't been approved by the fda for this purpose is that the studies would cost millions, and who's going to pay them? Superglue has long since passed off-patent. ...Read more
Hi, I have a cut in between my pink toe, its bigger than a paper cut and is probably a quarter inch deep, I have gotten them before and would like to ?
Good question!: Meaning, nobody knows for sure. Some theories: (1) paper contains formalin, which is an irritant; (2) paper isn't as sharp as, say, a razor, so it rips and tears the skin, causing more damage than sharper instruments. Also, most paper cuts are on fingers, which have many nerve endings. There may also be a psychological component; we don't expect something as innocuous as paper to injure us. ...Read more
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