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I have a cut on my hand gardening. What should I do now?

I have a cut on my hand gardening. What should I do now?

Clean with soap: Clean wound. If you have not had tetanus in over 5 years see your doctor for shot and if swelling develops see doctor for treatment of possible bacterial or even fungal infection. ...Read more

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I have been gardening and maybe pulled out a few nettles wearing gloves. I now have stinging sensation in the knuckles of my right hand?

I have been gardening and maybe pulled out a few nettles wearing gloves.  I now have stinging sensation in the knuckles of my right hand?

Ouch!: The pain from touching nettles is severe but brief. After an hour or so, or less, it hurts much less. Wear gloves henceforth! It is a horrible pain., there is nothing like that in my experience. I have felt it once, and, I hope to never feel it again! Wash your hands with mild soap of course. Wash anything you touched after touching the nettles, too. ...Read more

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I fell off my skateboard and got a cut on my hand and now my hand is swollen and I cant stretch out my pinky ?

I fell off my skateboard and got a cut on my hand and now my hand is swollen and I cant stretch out my pinky
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It can be an : Infection, alternatively if you fell you may have broken the pinky. I would see a doc, if the laceration is deep you may need a tetanus shot depending on the last time you had one, an antibiotic may be needed if its determined you have an infection. ...Read more

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I had cut my hand 3 years back nd it remaind as a scare now. what should i do so that the scare will not b seen?

I had cut my hand 3 years back nd it remaind as a scare now. what should i do so that the scare will not b seen?

Plastic surgery: I would consult with a plastic surgeon to see if a revision of the scar would be helpful. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I cut myself on my hand on accident a little slit and now I have little white specs on my hand What does this mean?

I cut myself on my hand on accident a little slit and now I have little white specs on my hand What does this mean?

May be infection: We don't know when you had the accident and when the white slit appeared.White specs as you describe it may indicate infection in the wound.Have it checked by your Doctor ...Read more

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I have cut green chilies with bare hands and now i m having inflammation in fingers since last 3 hrs. Have tried everything but no help.Pls advise?

Milk or Ranch: You could rub with ranch dressing or milk to help with the symptoms. It may take some time for it to completely go away. Avoid rubbing your hands on your eyes or face or anywhere else. ...Read more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more

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I cut my hand 2 months ago, and now i have a bump growing underneath it, and it randomly starts burning, should i be worried?

I cut my hand 2 months ago, and now i have a bump growing underneath  it, and it randomly starts burning, should i be worried?

Yes, to be concerned: If a foreign body eg a piece of glass, a suture, a small pebble were inadvertently left in there, the wound might heal over, but the body will still try do deal with it and expel it. Get the hand assessed to see if this is the case or something else. ...Read more

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Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?

Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?

The palm skin often: Heals well with dressing changes. And uncomlicated healing times differ but a good average time ( known because there are certain surgical procedures where the pal is left intentionally open and unsutured) is about 3 weeks still as u had surgery call your surgeon! sometimes it is just the superficial dry or macerated skin and it is not open. Other times there could be infection or sinus tract. ...Read more

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I cut hot peppers while cooking and now my hands are burning. How can I safely get this off before i rub my eyes by accident?

I cut hot peppers while cooking and now my hands are burning. How can I safely get this off before i rub my eyes by accident?

WASH YOUR HANDS: All you have to do is wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water and that will be all you need to do.It will not cause any problem if you rub your eyes by accident. ...Read more