I cut my finger on a can lid - Doctor answers
Depends: Healing of a cut will depend on the length and depth of the wound. It will also depend on if there were sutures placed or not. Infections of a wound can also delay healing. Wound location can be important because certain areas of the body heal faster or slower than others. Smoking and other chronic health conditions can also play a role in healing time. All the best! ...Read more
"lockjaw": When did you last have a tetanus (lockjaw) booster? If more than 10 years or the wound was contaminated (dirt, etc), see your doc or county health dept for update. Signs of tetanus are marked muscle spasm of all muscles. Best to be immunized rather than wait for symptoms to occur. Now recommended that the booster also cover diphtheria and pertussis (tdap). If in doubt, get the booster. ...Read more
I cut my finger on a tin can lid last night and the cut is not closing and still open what should I do?
Depends...: If a deep cut, stich/super glue: if deeper, stich. ...Read more
I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic. Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?
Maybe, maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure but any cut could be a source. Good cleaning and care can help. If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more
I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?
It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your primary doctor if pain or swelling increases. ...Read more
Glass may be in it: It is possible you have some more glass inside the cut, now healed. If red, hot in addition to being swollen there could also be infection. You should be seen to evaluate this possibility. ...Read more
I cut my finger on a slicer at work I got a techness shot and stiches do I need to take antibotics?
No not unless infect: No you do not need antibiotics unless the cut is infected. ...Read more
If I cut my finger on a can, can I wait 24 hours to go get a tetanus shot? My last one was 10yrs one month ago.
If the can: Was clean (not rusty or filthy) you can likely wait 24 hours. ...Read more
I cut my finger on my wheelbarrow and now a yellow layer is over the the cut with a slight pinkness around the cut is that bad?
I cut my finger on saturday and got stitches and a bandage. How would I know if it is infected or not? I was suppose to get antibio but I cant afford
Laceration: Your doctor must have felt that this laceration was at high risk of infection. That is why antibiotics were given in a the first place. Signs of infection include redness, increased warmth, purulent drainage, swelling, increased pain. The wisest thing to do is get the antibiotics as prescribed. You maybe less likely to be able to afford the complications of a bad infection! ...Read more
I cut my finger on a staple on a matchbox that recently a man on the street also used. I'm worried that the man also cut his finger on the matchbox, HI?
"Needle Stick": I would treat this as we do "needle sticks" in the health care industry. For example when a needle used on a patient accidentally comes into contact with a health care worker. Viral infections such as Hepatitis and HIV can be transmitted in this route. Immediate cleaning of the wound with soap/water and alcohol is recommended. Ideally you could test the other person and know your risk. ...Read more
I cut my finger on something dirty and rusty not a deep cut but anyway. Had no alcohol only some parfum and iodin. Should I worry?
Cut my finger on a metal nail last night, woke up with a really bad cold & nausea. Could this be related?
Cut my finger on a sharp place on one of my teeth. I don't think it's big enough to need stitches but it's deep enough that it doesn't want to close?
Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?
Possibly infected: You sustained the laceration two weeks ago and has not healed and you see pink and white in the middle, it all suggest it may be infected and only way we can be sure is by looking at your finger. See your doctor as you may need antibiotics if infection is confirmed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing limb spasms. I had cut my finger on metal 5days ago and received a tetanus shot. Now I have leg spams.
Talk with doc: I think best for you to have a discussion with a medical professional asap. While all unlikely, tetanus immunizations are not always effective in preventing tetanus. And tetanus is rather an uncommon reason for leg spasms but with the history I have to say. ..talk with someone. I would want to be assured and I would start some antibiotics if I wasn't sure. ...Read more
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