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I Have A Cut On My Hand Gardening What Should I Do Now
You need help: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 > ...Read more
Keep it clean: Most cuts would heal by themselves and thus keeping the cut clean would suffice. But if you were cut with something heavily contaminated, then infection may follow. If you see any pus coming out of the cut, then an antibiotic may be needed. Make sure you are updated on your tetanus immunization. ...Read more
I have a black dot on top of my thumb nail on my hand and i was wondering if you think i should pop it
Black spot: No. Leave alone. See a doc if it doesn't go away ...Read more
Have it: Medically evaluated if persistent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't pop it.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
If your thumb is: Infected, please seek medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was straightening my hair and i got burnt on my hand and not I have a blister. How do I get rid of it asap!?
Time: If the blister is intact leave it alone to absorb on its own. Keep it protected. In several days it will dry up. ...Read more
Let me help: Keep it clean and dry , soon it is going to burst and dry ...Read more
I have i brown spots in my hand and i don't know how i got it or what it might be its in my right hand and right now i only have two spots
Without : Without seeing the lesions in question, brown spots on the hands are typically age or sun spots. To be safe visit your primary care provider or dermatologist for an evaluation. All the best. ...Read more
I have dystrophic nails on my foot and i think i might have a cyst in one of my feet, what will my doctor do when i see him wed, i have fungus too?
Examine and x-ray: Your podiatrist will examine the possible cyst and may take an x-ray. They will discuss possible treatments and may do a nail culture. ...Read more
Elevate your hand: Swelling is common in the hand after applying a cast to the arm. Try elevating your hand above your heart and move your fingers to avoid stiffness. If you develop numbess or pain, contact your orthopedic surgeon to have your cast split to allow for the swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get treated: Ulcers on the feet are hard to treat because there is constant pressure on the area, making it hard to heal. If infected, you will need antibiotics possibly, etc. Best to get evaluated and told how long to stay off the area, get meds, possible debridement if needed, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently started cutting and I cut on my wrist and it won't heal I did it this morning what should I do picture on file?
We can't see: your photograph via this portion of Healthap. You asked in the patient education section not in Prime or Concierge. If you are self-mutilating then would encourage treatment such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. If you have a non-healing laceration - then medical intervention is encouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A week ago, while I was shaving I accidentally cut my leg. I believe I have an infection, what should I treat my cut with?
What do you suggest if i used a bad shaver a day ago and now I have a huge rash on my legs! it itches and feels weird. What can I do?
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
I got cut on my hand with a rusty blade while sharpening a pencil 48 hours ago little blood came out my hand is painful now what to do?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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?
Cut my hand and saw something white in it. Should i be worried? I rinsed the blood with water and the wound is now covered with no pain etc.
Tendon: That white object might have been a tendon. See your doctor to make sure you havent cut it. ...Read more
3 years ago i severely cut the palm of my hand, now I have about a dime size bump there. Its painful when trying to open things. What can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm guessing I have tetanus now I washed my hands touched rusty hangers no rust on hands but have cuts possible unhealed on hand no shot. Or just no?
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
Fell on my hand a little over a week ago and got a cut/scape that now healed but finger still swollen with pain and warm. what should i do ?
See physician: You may have an infection, which can become serious if not attended to. Recommend you see a physician ASAP ...Read more
Got a blister on hand about a week ago and it came off and now there is an open cut in the middle,hurts a lot,won't heal, tried everything. ?
Infection: Since it is not healing properly, please consult a physician to determine if it is now infected and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more
Recently I cut my thumb with a razor blade and it went pretty deep. now I'm having these pains in my hand and thumb. Could I have damaged the nerves?
Touched bed, pants, phone put dermeeze ointment on if body fluids touched can it now be in ointment, what's risk of HIV or hepatitis have cuts on hand?
I cut about a centimeter deep cut on my finger accidentally with a knife this morning. Just now i used hand sanitizer and it got in there. Is that bad?
Cut: It will sting. I would not do that a lot, but you have not likely hurt your finger. ...Read more
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