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Infected Paper Cut
Can 1 day old paper cut slice on finger get infected with hiv or hcv if exposed to small amount of blood?
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.
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Few days: It depends how deep it is but generally a paper cut is well healed in 4-7 days. ...Read more
Wear gloves?!: No, seriously, while most paper cuts are definitely annoying, rarely do these become infected or complicated wounds. Keeping a moist bandage with aquaphor healing ointment oftentimes helps. A newer wrinkle, worth the try, is to cover the cut with the new clear flexible dressing--painted on like fingernail polish--also know as "skin glue". ...Read more
Skin: There are many pain receptors found on the skin. Likely meant to protect us. It is also exposed to the air which increases the pain. Make sure it is very clean and cover with neosporin and a bandaid. Follow up for any signs of infection. All the best. ...Read more
If the cut is deep or troublesome, you may use an over the counter antibiotic cream, e.g., Neosporin.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Good question!: Meaning, nobody knows for sure. Some theories: (1) paper contains formalin, which is an irritant; (2) paper isn't as sharp as, say, a razor, so it rips and tears the skin, causing more damage than sharper instruments. Also, most paper cuts are on fingers, which have many nerve endings. There may also be a psychological component; we don't expect something as innocuous as paper to injure us. ...Read more
Not likely: More likely it would be perleche, which is also called angular cheilitis. It is not associated with a vitamin deficiency. To treat it you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. If it is herpes then it will enlarge and become a group of blisters. ...Read more
Superglue was used by trauma surgeons in vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to sew liver?). Works great. It also works perfectly fine in normal skin wounds, and is non-toxic.
The only reason it hasn't been approved by the fda for this purpose is that the studies would cost millions, and who's going to pay them? Superglue has long since passed off-patent. ...Read more
If I cut my self any where on my skin even with paper cut... I get that (cut) area infection. And long time to heal. ... ..?
The flaps on the inside of my vagina are dry, and it hurts when I wipe with toliet paper almost like a paper cut what should I do?
Hi, I have a cut in between my pink toe, its bigger than a paper cut and is probably a quarter inch deep, I have gotten them before and would like to?
Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
My son has cuts under both his pinky toes. I have no idea where they came from they are more than a paper cut. What could this be from?
Can a small cut on the finger, even a paper cut, that doesn't even bleed cause the finger to have a knot or to be a little bit swollen?
Yes: The normal healing process involves an inflammatory phase which most often manifests as redness and slight swelling in the first few days. For skin cuts, burns, abrasions, etc., if you are keeping the injured area clean, the redness and swelling should reduce significantly or resolve within a few days. If it does not reduce or is obviously worsened, there may be infection requiring medical help. ...Read more
How likely is it to get tetanus for a barely broke through almost paper cut looking cut? It was with a nail in carpet that was pretty old
Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. If you have not had a booster within 10 yrs it would be a good idea. ...Read more
Is it Possible to catch hiv, hepc, hepb from getting a paper-cut like injury that bleeds from the same surface within hours of another person?
Yes: Unlikely but possible. Hep B would be the most likely but the risk is pretty low. ...Read more
There is a paper cut kind of cut on tip of my vagina can that come from scratching, or what can it come from? Slight itching, no pain, no foul odor.
Painful ulcer: Genital herpes causes a painful ulceration on the genitals. Some people will describe it as a tingling, burning or itchy sensation. Others will describe it as a paper cut. Different people experience different discomforts. If you are concerned about genital herpes it is best to be evaluated by your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
I have a paper cut like scratch on my finger, from the middle to pad of my index finger. The top few layers are cut and it hurts. How long would it t?
Liquid bandage: If you buy some liquid bandage the pain would stop immediately. Make sure to wash your hands and dry them well before applying. With out this, try a bandaid and that may help. Usually without treatment the pain will last for a couple days. ...Read more
Hello, I have a cut in between my pinky toe, its bigger than a paper cut and probably a little more than a quarter inch deep. What could it be?
After sex ~50% of times I hve wht feels like a paper cut whr the lips meet near the anus which makes sex painful for 2-7 days afterwards, any insight?
Tear?: It sounds like you are experiencing a slight tear of the vaginal tissue due to intercourse -- I would recommend adding lubrication and trying to make intercourse more gentle. ...Read more
Usually not serious: The whites of your eyes is a thin skin covering the eyeball and can heal quickly on its own. Small blood vessels in the conjunctiva can leak if it is cut, but the body can absorb it. If you have pain or blurred vision see your eye doctor. ...Read more
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