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I Have A Cut On My Hand Gardening What Should I Do Now
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?
Tetanus: Make sure you are protected against Tetanus. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
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 haven't 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 more
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
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
You need seen: You have an infection which can potentially spread and cause a multitude of problems. Be seen asap. ...Read more
I cut the area between my index finger and my thumb yesterday, and now the hand is cold. Why is it like that?
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?
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
24 hours ago I cut my hand on a weight rack at the gym. I washed it and applied neosporin (gyms have lots of bugs I think); now it's red and painful. Should I see a doc or give it another day?
See your doctor!: Your wound should not be angry as it sounds. Many poor hygiene patrons. Mrsa and other microbes lurk. Be safe. See the doctor! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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 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 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
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
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
I have a cut on my left forearm. Stitches, no abt. The back of my hand is now swollen and my ring finger hurts. Is this an infection or is it normal?
Not normal: Call the doctor and get the arm reexamined asap. ...Read more
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