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What can you do about a knife cut on the knuckle part of finger?

What can you do about a knife cut on the knuckle part of finger?

Get it checked: See a doctor and make sure 1. You get it stitched if needed, 2. You don't get/have an infection, 3. You didn't cut a tendon that needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?

It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your primary doctor if pain or swelling increases. ...Read more

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If a finger was cut by brass knuckles hitting metal would that be the cause-blunt force-for med. Amputation v/s statement that a machete 2foot knife caused irreparable-unstitchable damage to a middle finger-ring finger was stitched in place. Also nerve-ten

If a finger was cut by brass knuckles hitting metal would that be the cause-blunt force-for med. Amputation v/s statement that a machete 2foot knife caused irreparable-unstitchable damage to a middle finger-ring finger was stitched in place. Also nerve-ten

Amputation: Are done when digits are damaged beyond repair. If its crushed or your vessels are stretched/pulled out and amputated from the injury, very few would try to salvage that and simply complete the amputation. I'm not quite sure I understood your question. ...Read more

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My phone dropped down a toilet about 3weeks ago and had to put my hand down to get it out. I had a cut on my finger at the time could I have caught it?

My phone dropped down a toilet about 3weeks ago and had to put my hand down to get it out. I had a cut on my finger at the time could I have caught it?

Definitely: Yes, if you have an open wound and introduce bacteria into the wound from any source, you can acquire an infection. Body fluids such as urine and blood are especially high risk. If you are concerned that the wound may be getting infected, see your Dr. ...Read more

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I was in a accident where my lower part of my arm was cut. I can't feel parts of my hand And fingers will the feeling ever come back?

I was in a accident where my lower part of my arm was cut. I can't feel parts of my hand And fingers will the feeling ever come back?

Nerves grow slowly: I assume that you have already consulted with a doctor to make sure no nerve repairs are needed or possible. If not, that is the first step.

Some peripheral nerves can grow back, but very slowly. Be patient. After a year or two, however, you cannot expect any further improvement. ...Read more

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Hello sir, center part of my right hand is cut with a glass and it goes deep in my hand due to this injury upper part of my one finger doesn't move??

Hello sir, center part of my right hand is cut with a glass and it goes deep in my hand due to this injury upper part of my one finger doesn't move??

Serious: This appears to be a serious hand injury with tendon damage. Go to the hospital emergency room where your injury will be evaluated. You may need to be referred to a hand surgeon or one may be called in to treat you. ...Read more

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Today about 4 times I have had a very sharp pain on the top of my right hand. Pretty much above the ring finger, about half way up the wide part of my?

Today about 4 times I have had a very sharp pain on the top of my right hand. Pretty much above the ring finger, about half way up the wide part of my?

Need more info: Did you have an injury even a slight one, to your right hand? Do you have any loss of motion in that hand? It would also help me to know how old you are and what kind of occupation you have. There are several reasons for your complaint ranging from a neurological to an orthopedic cause. Please make an appointment with your family physician to find the cause and relive your pain. ...Read more

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My friend is HIV+ and I just cut my hand on his knife. He told me that he cut his finger just this morning with the same knife! I'm freaking out! Risk?

My friend is HIV+ and I just cut my hand on his knife. He told me that he cut his finger just this morning with the same knife! I'm freaking out! Risk?

Get tested: Although it is highly unlikely to get infected from dried blood, it is not impossible. To ease your own mind best to get tested just in case. ...Read more

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My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. Tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. Recovery?

My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. Tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. Recovery?

Need more info: Hopefully you were treated by a hand surgeon. This kind of repair is tricky and should be done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. My strong suggestion is if you did have a repair of the laceration and have these side effects you should return to the surgeon and following that you may need rehabilitation to try to return to normal use of your right hand. ...Read more

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I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

Nerve laceration: Or partial injury can make an area feel numb and change when there is more swelling. A bruise may also be more symptomatic to a nerve woth increaed blood and swelling. Gravity helps put more blood in exacerbating swelling, that's why it feel better to elevate, so do so! And follow up for an evaluation wrt the laceration, including assesment of sensataion and motion ...Read more

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My right index finger is swollen and painful at the joint closest to the palm. I had cut  that area about a month prior but it healed. Other hand ok.

My right index finger is swollen and painful at the joint closest to the palm. I had cut  that area about a month prior but it healed. Other hand ok.

Go see doc: It sounds like you have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. They can evaluate and see if this is correct or if there is something else wrong. You don't want to wait for this to get worse. ...Read more

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I cut my hand with a kitchen knife between thumb and index finger on tuesday. Today I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Could this be tetanus or another type of infection?

I cut my hand with a kitchen knife between thumb and index finger on tuesday. Today I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Could this be tetanus or another type of infection?

Tetanus: You should check your tetanus booster shot record. Did you get one in the past 10 years. Hand injury, sore throat and difficulty swallowing are both common conditions and in most cases are not related. If you can open your mouth wide, you don't have tetanus. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of the pain in the lower part of my pinky finger? More specifically, in the two lower knuckle when moved/bent/clenched etc.

What might be the cause of the pain in the lower part of my pinky finger? More specifically, in the two lower knuckle when moved/bent/clenched etc.

Joints: If it involves the joints, it may be a type of arthritis. Follow up with your MD for an examine, investigations and management. All the best. ...Read more

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The knuckle in one of my fingers cracked about one month ago and it still hurts and I can't type?

The knuckle in one of my fingers cracked about one month ago and it still hurts and I can't type?

Trigger finger?: Cracking knuckles had been studued snd found tobe a benign condition. It should not result in major injury, if there is a tender spot near the hurting joint which can be felt along the palmer aspect of your finger, it could be trigger finger, get an ultrasound or MRI for soft tissue injury or inflammation. ...Read more

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Hi my right index finger knuckle has been swollen for about two weeks now icing it doesn't help and I have sustanied no injuries.?

Hi my right index finger knuckle has been swollen for about two weeks now icing it doesn't help and I have sustanied no injuries.?

See a doctor: You need to see adoctor and may be get some blood tests done. This could be a few things and a doctor needs to see this and evaluate your finger. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

I have a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

Other possibilities: Include ganglion of tendon sheath and mucous cyst- ganglion of joint. These fluid filled cysts can arise spontaneously, after trauma, or in association with arthritis of a nearby joint. Even though they are fluid filled, the fluid (mucin) can be very viscous, almost solid. Most resolve without treatment. If bothersome see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hand/finger/knuckle therapy?

Can you tell me about hand/finger/knuckle therapy?

For what?: There are all kinds of "therapy." The word only means treatment. Usually physical or occupational therapy. It is used to treat certain problems. The type and length of therapy depends on the disease or injury being treated. So what's wrong? ...Read more

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In winter. The skin on hands over the knuckles parts of fingers turned almost black. I'm fair skinned. Wut can I buy otc?

In winter. The skin on hands over the knuckles parts of fingers turned almost black. I'm fair skinned. Wut can I buy otc?

Yes: If dry skin Vaseline works well. Skin turning black is abnormal do a doctor visit or Healthtap visit to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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Deep cut right on the knuckle of finger, having numbness, swelling only right around cut & blue in color, could it be infected?

Deep cut right on the knuckle of finger, having numbness, swelling only right around cut & blue in color, could it be infected?

Possibly: If you are having prolonged pain or discoloration of your finger after a cut, you might be developing an infection. See your doctor. ...Read more