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How long will it take for my paper cut to heal?

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

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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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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?

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

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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

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

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What does an incected paper cut look like?

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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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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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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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