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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 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
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
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
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 more
Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more
Depends: If it is over 5 years since your last booster, yes. ...Read more
No: This type of wound is not at high risk for tetanus. She should continue to receive all routinely recommended vaccines as scheduled. ...Read more
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?
Laceration: Time to go see a professional about closing this wound. If it has been less than 12-24 hours it likely can still be sutured. If it has been longer it still can be fixed but the chance of infection increases. Go right now! ...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?
See your PCP: Any wound that does not heal after two weeks, needs attention. It can be a sign of underlying illness. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more
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 need 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
I bandage of someone"s cut finger, it was bledding and I eat something with unwash hand. Is there any possibility disease? I was not sure wether my hand has blood or not..
Yes,: Yes, you could get sick from ingesting someone's blood. If there was no visible blood on your hand, then the chances can be relatively low. Hiv virus dies in the open air. However, it is always essential to wash your hands anytime you come in contact iwth body fluids to prevent the spread of infection, incuding your own body fluids. ...Read more
My 11 month old Cut finger pad. Healing keeps getting delayed due to crawling and bandage coming off witch some bleeding as result. Liquid Bandage?
I wouldn't: Ooh - I hate cuts like that. Liquid bandage is not a bad idea, but an 11mo old is likely to put the finger in his/her mouth, and could result in ingestion. There are some alternatives, a tubular net bandage webbing or Coban come to mind. Make sure not to wrap too tightly (leave a little skin showing, if it's blue it's too tight). Best of luck! ...Read more
Cut finger on metal bed frame. Had to stop bleeding, didn't wash until a short time after. Last tetanus shot 3 yrs. Ago. Should I worry of infection?
Keep clean, watch.: Any cut can get infected, sometimes even if you take care of it properly. Your tetanus is up to date (if you've had the full series and boosters), so that;s not a germ to worry about. There are others. Clean with mild soap and water (half-strength), apply a light coat of bacitracin and a bandaid, twice a day & watch for signs of infection: marked redness, pus, increased pain, etc, see doc then. ...Read more
Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?
Cut finger while cutting fruit. Knife had a small amount of rust on it. I had a tdap shot 2 yrs ago. Cut healing but is red and raised. Needtreatment?
Do not need shot but: You do not need a booster shot but as you say it is red and raised. It may be a good idea to getit checked for possible infection ...Read more
Cut finger 3 days ago and got a booster Tetanus shot. 3 days have passed and I have muscle aches and back pain is this normal?
take acetaminophen: Are the aches & pains just starting after 3 days? Then likely a separate issue; need more info. How is the finger? It should be much better. I'm assuming it was not a deep cut since you didn't mention stitches. If the aches are from the vaccine, just take acetaminophen. See clinician, or get back to us with update, if no better in 2-3 days. Hope that helps. ...Read more
My period has lasted 4 weeks and I'm experiencing lower abdomen cramps and 'fresh' like a cut finger blood. I am 42 & in last 3 months periods longer?
See your GYN: A period lasting 4 weeks is certainly abnormal. At age 42 you could be starting into perimenopause which can cause abnormal menses. It is also possible that you have a fibroid (benign tumor) in the uterus causing the problem. Either way, you need to have some blood work and a pelvic ultrasound done. ...Read more
Cut finger at joint 12 days ago, artery cut, sutured, now periodic throbbing pain, no infection. Sharp pain at suture site, feels like I cut it again.
Get rechecked: Pain like this needs to get reexamined. ...Read more
STitches: In general may need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If there is any loss of movement - that will certainly require examination. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more