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Doctor insights on: How Long Will It Take For My Paper Cut To Heal

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How long deep paper cut heal?

How long deep paper cut heal?

Depends on lacation: It depends on location but usually all these will heal within 5 to 7 days if there is no infection or any other complication. ...Read more

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Why does a paper cut hurt so much when it is such a tiny injury?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much when it is such a tiny injury?

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

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Is there any way to make a paper cut go away faster?

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

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What does an incected paper cut look like?

Red and tender: An infected paper cut would happen 2-3 days after getting cut and the surrounding skin would be red. It would also be tender to touch. ...Read more

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What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

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

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Why is a paper cut feel more painful then a skinned knee?

Why is a paper cut feel more painful then a skinned knee?

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