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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?

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

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Should I take my stitches out? 16 days ago I had 10 stitches put into my hand after being cut by a razor knife. The area is now swollen, the stitches themselves are cutting into my skin and causing pain, but the cut is still gaping a little. Will it be ok

You: You need to go to the doctor. If the area around your cut is now swollen, you are in pain and wound is gapping - it is likely that you do have an infection. This is especially so if it is warm or has any drainage. Please find a way to see your doctor right away even if it will be a difficulty. ...Read more

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I cut the area between my index finger and my thumb yesterday, and now the hand is cold. Why is it like that?

I cut the area between my index finger and my thumb yesterday, and now the hand is cold. Why is it like that?

Hand Injury: A cut injury could damage critical blood vessels in the hand and cause the hand to feel cold due to reduced blood circulation. You need to see a hand surgeon as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dropped phone in public toilet, reached in grabbed it. Had open cuts on thumb, washed hands immediately. Will I get hepatitis, mrsa, hiv, disease now?

Dropped phone in public toilet, reached in grabbed it. Had open cuts on thumb, washed hands immediately. Will I get hepatitis, mrsa, hiv, disease now?

Highly unlikely: Don't worry! The best thing you did was aggressive hand washing. HIV, Hepatitis are primarily blood born and spread through needles and infected blood products. MRSA is also unlikely in this exposure. Don't fret, my friend! ...Read more

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Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?

Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?

Hand numbness: hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury, please see the hand or plastic surgeon ASAP to prevent any permanent problems ...Read more

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My LO is 6m old and today she got touched by a lady who is HIV+ I'm freaking out. We know this person and she had a cut on her hand. My LO at risk? She has a cut on her foot where the person touched. I'm so scared right now. Please answer : (

My LO is 6m old and today she got touched by a lady who is HIV+ I'm freaking out. We know this person and she had a cut on her hand. My LO at risk? She has a cut on her foot where the person touched. I'm so scared right now. Please answer : (

Low risk: If the HIV infected person is well controlled with medication for HIV, the likelihood of transmission is low. Since these cuts were not actively bleeding, the likelihood of transmission is also very low. However only testing can rule out whether HIV was transmitted even though I think the risk is very very low. ...Read more

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Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Infection: It sounds as if the laceration has become infected and you will need antibiotics. Could also be because you have a piece of glass in the wound causing a foreign body reaction. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Recently cut my hand and now left side of index finger is completely numb. It's been under a week. Will feeling ever come back? (really scared)

Possibly, slowly: It sounds like you cut your finger deep enough to nick a superficial (near skin surface) nerve fiber that control sensation. That would mean cut is specifically on left side of index finger and that the numbness travels distal to that point (toward it of finger). These peripheral nerves can regrow slowly (1mm/mo). Any hand injury could be serious. Would have it checked within 48 hours. ...Read more

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I use to cut my wrist pretty deep and now it feels like my hand movement is more clumsy and not as accurate as I remember. Is this do to the cutting?

Yes, could be: Most likely tendon or nerve injury, probably you did not seek medical help at the time of incidence, see your doctor after examination will refer you to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Depends: Depend on how deep the cut is. If it s very deep then the nerve supplying the thumb got damaged. If very superficial, then the swelling has caused temporary numbness of the thumb. If the damage is not severe, then the nerve can repair itself. ...Read more

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I cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Possibly: Was the thumb numb immidiately after you cut it? Where on your thumb is it numb? Usually nerve damage causes only part of the thumb to be numb. For example a cut on the palm side of the thumb will make the tip of the thumb on one or both sides of the thumb feel numb but usually not the back of the thumb. If the whole thumb is numb it may be due to swelling. I would consult a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Eaten kiwi many times before. When I cut skin off them now, my arms& hands break out in hives. Am I now allergic to kiwi or is it the skin on them?

Eaten kiwi many times before. When I cut skin off them now, my arms& hands break out in hives. Am I now allergic to kiwi or is it the skin on them?

Better avoid both: The whole fruit or the peeled one, the protein that causes allergies can be in both. Yes you can develop allergy to kiwi after sometime, keep an antihistaminic handy in case of accidental exposure, best wishes ...Read more

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I was at work and I cut my wrist on piece of glass the hospital sewed it up with out really looking at now my hand is numb to the touch and two day wh?

I was at work and I cut my wrist on piece of glass the hospital sewed it up with out really looking at now my hand is numb to the touch and two day wh?

Nerve damage.: You had ab emergency visit and they did what they had to.
The only way to detect nerve damage is by seeing what's going on now.
You have to go back for follow up and have doctors check to see if you are going to need surgery to "connect" some nerves. ...Read more

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I was cutting rubber matting and pulling hard with my hand and arm now my right index finger and thumb have been numb for 2 days I did not cut them?

I was cutting rubber matting and pulling hard with my hand and arm now my right index finger and thumb have been numb for 2 days I did not cut them?

Nerve: There may be a nerve that you pulled or stretched. This type of injury generally recovers as the nerve recovers. You should regain the sensation in your hand. It is important not to re injure the same area. See you doctor for an exam and recommendations for healing. ...Read more

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I cut my hand 2 years ago and didn't clean the wound well. Now its forming into a lump I believe its dry blood or hypertrophic scars. How do I get rid?

I cut my hand 2 years ago and didn't clean the wound well. Now its forming into a lump I believe its dry blood or hypertrophic scars. How do I get rid?

This is an odd thing: To happen after two years. You should see a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery for an examination to determine exactly what this is.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Hand injury I was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

Hand injury I was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

This: This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severely damaged, this may not heal on it's own. Please see your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I cut my hand my my thumb going up to my finger its healed now if I touch it I get an electric shock feeling from the bottom of scar to the top?

I cut my hand my my thumb going up to my finger its healed now if I touch it I get an electric shock feeling from the bottom of scar to the top?

Possible nerve injur: This could be return of normal sensation or it could reflect a partially interrupted or fully interrupted nerve. In either case, topical, scar massage to desensitize the area is usually advised but you may want to discuss this with your surgeon. I'd've sufficiently bothersome, repair may be performed but may not always be successful to either re-approximate the nerve or cut it out altogether. ...Read more