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Medicine For Finger Laceration
Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more
Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives, tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc. ...Read more
Laceration = cut.
Finger refers to the location of the cut. ...Read more
Yes: Finger and hand lacerations (cuts) need further evaluation by a qualified physician because it is very easy to damage other structures, such as nerves or tendons. Also, it is very easy to get an infection in your fingers or hands, and those can spread very quickly and become a serious problem if untended. ...Read more
Tendons, Nerves, Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more
Finger laceration had 6 stitches. Flap came up after removal. A steristrip fell off after 10 days. Flap is open with fatty tissue. Who should I see?
The same doctor: Who stitched it. There is a few things he or she may be able to do. If complicated a hand surgeon or a plastic surgeon would be able to help. ...Read more
Possibly: If you've not had a tetanus vaccine in ten years you may need another. ...Read more
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more
Cuts bleeding: It depends on the length and depth of the laceration. First aid includes ice, elevation and compression for a minimum if 7-10" so that your body has the chance to clot whatever is bleeding. Do not check and recheck during those minutes as it stops the pressure. If it bleeds despite the above measures, then you should seek medical care. Also go if numbness, deep cut or later red, weeping wound. ...Read more
Traumatic tiggering: With a laceration may resolve if it is due to a small minor injury to the tendon or the tendon sheath or to swelling but a partial tendon laceration or a partial sheath laceration could result in triggering that continues and the tendon or the sheath may need to be derided or at least released. Make sure there is not inflammation related to infection or foreign body, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do?
Cut on finger yesterday morning from can lid in trash, just got tetanus booster after 10 plus yrs. Will I be ok? Did I get it in time?
Wound healing: Tetanus is a shot that should be done promptly - so your timing sounds great. Cleaning the wound and keeping the wound dressed with a clean, dry bandage will also help. ...Read more
Cut on finger not all healed, it touched a public bathroom floor when I went to pick something up, washed immediately, can I catch something this way?
Washed: Immediately you should be fine. Just keep clean and watch for any changes. ...Read more
Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated. What is it?
Until bleeding stops: If the bleeding stops no need for stitches if superficial cut. ...Read more
Many things: If a laceration crosses a joint, it can be very hard to heal and may bleed. Alternatively, if you have a clotting problem (either genetic, or due to medications such as nsaids) you may have some trouble clotting. Most small lacerations will heal with gentle pressure and time -- if you are still bleeding you should go to the er. ...Read more