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Infected Paper Cut
To get HIV from blood contact, open sore means what? Deep bleeding cut or superficial cut or surface cut .
HIV worries: I am not sure what your real reason for asking this question is. I would prefer you were frank with us and stop asking about this very unusual possibilities on the extreme for HIV risk. But, if you want to go there then yes open sores and deep fresh cuts can be places one can get HIV if exposes to semen or fresh blood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, need follow up: Vcjd, or variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease is a prion based disease belonging to the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that result in progressive neurologic deficits. The incubation period for transmission of vcjd by blood transfusion to the development of the disease is 6-8 years after blood transfusion. Since there is no treatment, you should see a neurologist for follow up. ...Read more
Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad
Yes and No: Yes... one can get a Tdap shot if the person is an adult and hasn't gotten a Td or Tdap shot in the last 10 years, regardless of the current incident. No... if the person's tetanus shot within the past 10 years was Td or Tdap, there is no special worry about tetanus in such scenarios. ...Read more
Same As Any: It would be the same for any cut on any part of the body. The risk increases with the amount of blood and how deep the blood is exposed into the wound. On average, the risk of HIV being transmitted to a person from exposure of blood from an HIV positive person to an open wound or cut is estimated at 0.03%. As the wound heals, the risk would be lower. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: This is a complex question with complex answers. But HIV does not survive in the air very long. Hiv is less infectious in this scenario than hepatitis b or c. Many people who have a cut that is healing have built up layers of skin cells that may prove protective against viral infection. It never is a good idea to get fresh HIV infected blood into a sore or cut. Hiv treatment also cuts the risk. ...Read more
Can 1 day old paper cut slice on finger get infected with hiv or hcv if exposed to small amount of blood?
Very unlikely: If the person whose blood you came in contact with, does not have HIV or Hep C, there is no risk. Even the person has infection with one or both of these, the risk is minimal. To be sure get a HIV and Hep C nucleic acid tests in 6 months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Depends: Only if their blood touches your cut hand (or mucus membrane). ...Read more
Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more
Can HIV transmit from open cut (1 days old shave cut) on lips to fork or piece of food (both of them shared by one chew only) and infect somebody?
Ears pierced w/ piercing gun & sterile studs in a sealed box. Clamps that touched skin near site cleaned w/ water, alcohol solution. Could I get HIV?
Scenario: does not sound to be particularly risky. ...Read more
Probably: MUCH TOO "DILUTE" to be a rational "threat" My opinion only...hope it helps and that others confirm! Dr Z ...Read more
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
Deep smallish cut on knuckle. Like deeeep paper cut. Stopped bleeding @1hr, alcoholed, bandaged but very bruised/tender today. Basic first aid enough?
Watch for signs: Was it a clean cut? Is tetanus up to date? Monitor for signs of infection. Keep clean with mild soap such as Cetaphil plain soap followed by light occlusive dressing such as petrolatum or Aquaphor or neosporin if not allergic. It should heal in 3-5 days if superficial. If getting worse, see MD ...Read more
Got burned (minor). Wound got infected twice. Removed skin and put on salt. Now wound is black and red puss came out (accidentally pushed on it). Help
Stepped on small piece of clean glass. Flushed, washed held pressure, stopped bleeding few min. Tetanus current. How till i know it's not infected?
Cut thumb & got stitches while back. Stitches out. Site is pink/bed. Now & then clear liquid leaks out if i break it open accidentally. No puss?
Deep cuts in hand: Can lacerate tendons, nerves and blood vessels just below the skin. Partial lacerations are possible too and the flexor tendons lie in a sheath , a tube of tissue that has fluid in it, and cuts to the sheath may occur even without tendon damage. Stiches can also have retained pieces and the body forms a small pocket of reactive tissue, or there can be a low grade infection. Seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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