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Stitch Cut Finger
Depends: On patients pain tolerance and surgical skill. Why not use local? ...Read more
Possibly.: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention.See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
Could be infection: If you have cut your finger a few days ago and the finger is now swollen, you need to consider infection. See a doctor to ensure that the swelling is not due to infection, it is is then antibiotics are necessary. Otherwise simple treatment such as keeping your arm in a sling can reduce the swelling in the finger ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yr old cut finger wd knife.Bandaid 4 1night 1day.It bleed again whn bndaid removd.Apply bandaid for 2nights 1day,let it open air.It blood aftr 3hrs?
3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?
See MD bring to ER: Bring your child to the ER for an evaluation. Anytime there is a laceration, make sure you visit an MD immediately. Rule out damage to blood vessels, nerves, infection, fracture. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have a cut finger that the ER put a surgicel on to stop bleeding 4 days ago that is oozing.?
Cut finger on plastic 1 month ago. Very tiny, no change in healing, red, slightly raised, little pain. Slight brown under. Should it heal? Or see dr?
Cut finger on cup, covered it with bandaid, made coffee for someone with hep c anyway it could be transmitted after coffee made washed wound and recover?
Hepatitis C: You cannot get hepatitis c just by being in the same room with someone. You cut your finger and bandaged it before you served the person with hepatitis c. There was no blood to blood contact. Your friend drank the coffee but how could that expose you to their hepatitis. The question does not make any sense. Am i missing something? ...Read more
Will i continue talking pinamox antibotics or just stop the course if there not the right antibotics for my cut finger?
Go to the Doctor: If you have no infection then you stop these ineffective antibiotics. If you have an infection you should see a physician in person. The previous doctors who have responded to your question have been quite clear that a cut, in and of itself, is no reason to be on or to start antibiotics. If you do have an infection this antibiotic is not what you should take or keep taking. It is not effective. ...Read more
Cut finger on dirty fork in dishwasher yesterday, very slightly red today, no pain really, don't want it to get infected, can i use mupirocin cream?
Low risk: The chance of infection from this sort of cut is low, especially is the fork did not penetrate deeply. If there was any detergent in the water, the risk is even lower. Even a trace amount of common dishwashing detergent would kill most infection-causing bacteria. I don't think you meed mupirocin; just keep the wound clean. ...Read more
Cut finger on broken glass, the puncture very small but bled a lot, the fingertip very swollen and blue. Need a doctor? Could the glass shard be stuck
Glass cut: Glass tends to cut deep and bleed a lot, so the bruise can be from blood collected under the skin. If the glass is stuck you can feel it under the skin, observe for a day or 2 and put pressure to stop the bleeding. ...Read more