Doctor insights on: 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 the cut is deep or troublesome, you may use an over the counter antibiotic cream, e.g., Neosporin.
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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. ... ..?
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
Every now and then I get paper cut like tears between my vagina and anus. Can I use neosporin to help heal it? It gets itchy but usually it's at night
Skin care: Sure you can use neosporin. You should get a full exam and rule out STDs but if itchy you may have some pruritis caused by soap/cleaning or allergic reaction. Try some Xyzal and 1%hydrocortisone to the area in combo with bacitracin and see MD if no improvement. Check urine preg first. ...Read more
I take 500mg suppression treatment. I noticed a paper cut like soar down there. I called in to get a higher dosage, 1G. I took 3G of the higher valtrex and then had unprotected sex. What is my risk of spreading HSV1 to this person after 3G of valtrex?
Nobody knows: Valtrex helps block the creation of new herpes viruses, but there are still some viruses created. How contagious? Nobody knows for sure. A person who takes an extra 3 grams of Valtrex today still has the same number of viruses today, but probably fewer tomorrow. That's because Valtrex has to get inside cells, and be converted to its active form, and then start blocking the creation of new viruses. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not likely: More likely it would be perleche, which is also called angular cheilitis. It is not associated with a vitamin deficiency. To treat it you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. If it is herpes then it will enlarge and become a group of blisters. ...Read more
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
Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
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
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