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Deep smallish cut on knuckle. Like deeeep paper cut. Stopped bleeding @1hr, alcoholed, bandaged but very bruised/tender today. Basic first aid enough?

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

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Is a paper cut on the white of your eye serious? It is bleeding

Is a paper cut on the white of your eye serious? It is bleeding

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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I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

Liquid bandage: One of the best things to use to get small cuts like this to stop hurting immediately is a liquid bandage. There are several brands, one is called NuSkin. It stings when you put it on but it stops soon and then it seals them off and stops the pain. Make sure to was you skin with warm water and soap well before applying and make sure the skin is dried completely before applying. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long deep paper cut heal?

How long deep paper cut heal?

Depends on lacation: It depends on location but usually all these will heal within 5 to 7 days if there is no infection or any other complication. ...Read more

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What does an incected paper cut look like?

What does an incected paper cut look like?

Red and tender: An infected paper cut would happen 2-3 days after getting cut and the surrounding skin would be red. It would also be tender to touch. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my paper cut to heal?

How long will it take for my paper cut to heal?

Few days: It depends how deep it is but generally a paper cut is well healed in 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make a paper cut go away faster?

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

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Why does a paper cut hurt so much when it is such a tiny injury?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much when it is such a tiny injury?

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

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Is treating a paper cut with merthiolate tinture okay? How long for it to heal?

Is treating a paper cut with merthiolate tinture okay? How long for it to heal?

Neosporin: If the cut is deep or troublesome, you may use an over the counter antibiotic cream, e.g., Neosporin.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Piece of paper cut my eye what to do?

Piece of paper cut my eye what to do?

Which part of eye?: If not the cornea: this will heal in less than a day: apply antibiotic drops
if the cornea: may tear profusely and needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why is a paper cut feel more painful then a skinned knee?

Why is a paper cut feel more painful then a skinned knee?

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

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Can tiny paper cut like thing on the side of the lips be herpes?

Can tiny paper cut like thing on the side of the lips be herpes?

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

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What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

What happens if I use super-glue for a paper cut, for bonding the skin together?

Superglue: 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

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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?

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?

Many causes...: Causes of these symptoms include a yeast infection, Herpes, allergic reaction, tissue trauma from sexual intercourse, etc. You can get fissures in this area that are a lot like paper cuts. You would need an exam to know for sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What do I do if I get a paper cut on my eyeball?

What do I do if I get a paper cut on my eyeball?

See an eye doc: Any trauma to the eye needs an ophthalmologist. You might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you treat a paper cut on your eye?

How do you treat a paper cut on your eye?

Ointment: Refresh pm, systane ointment, or genteal gel applied to inside of lower lid can help healing. ...Read more

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Little paper cut tears in my vagina. What does this sound like?

Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Only during intercourse especially doing it in one position my perineum get paper cut like tear. Can this be herpes?

See an OB/GYN: Without an exam would only be guessing and that is not what you need. If this is happening in only one sexual position there may be an anatomical problem. Herpes is not likely to appear in this manner. Go get examined. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cracked skin: Could be a fungus, too much moisture, or both. If he sweats excessively, foot powder could be used. I would also recommend starting antifungal cream every night before going to bed and in the mornings. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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