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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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What can I do about a puncture cut on the sole of my foot?

What can I do about a puncture cut on the sole of my foot?

See a podiatrist: This may be more than just a simple puncture. Tissue or outside debris may have been implanted into the wound. You also may require a tetanus vaccination. These also easily become infected - get to a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

See a doctor: Make sure your tetanus booster is up to date, and seeing a doctor can make sure it can heal without having a deep infection develop. ...Read more

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Why do shallow cuts hurt so bad? I have a cut on my finger from the bottom of nail to the first crease.

Why do shallow cuts hurt so bad? I have a cut on my finger from the bottom of nail to the first crease.

The Why Questions: You must understand that this is a philosophical question. There are often no good or interesting answers to 'why' questions. Your skin has nerve fibers that sense damage and when damage (a cut ) occurs you experience that as pain. ...Read more

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What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

Have it removed.: Have someone else gently remove the dead skin. It is difficult to do this yourself and you may cut into healthy skin if you're not careful. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do ?

I cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do ?

That is deep for: A finger. Please get it medically evaluated now. You may need a tetanus shot as well if you don't know when your last one was or if it has been > 10 years. ...Read more

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I have foot has hurt where the part of a bunion would be on the pointy part of my big toe. Do you know what it could be, what to do?

I have foot has hurt where the part of a bunion would be on the pointy part of my big toe. Do you know what it could be, what to do?

Have it evaluated: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, sprain, bursitis, fracture, gout, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Thing that may help minimize your pain include: wearing shoes with a wider toe box, padding or strapping, oral nsaids. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...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

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Minor steam burn on index finger, about the size of a pea, what can I put on it to stop the burning and to prevent any infection?

Minor steam burn on index finger, about the size of a pea, what can I put on it to stop the burning and to prevent any infection?

Antibiotic ointment: It sounds like you have a very small 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn. You should keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) until it is healed, which will take a few days to up to 3 weeks. For the pain, use minor analgesics, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I cut my finger on a can lid, what are the signs of lockjaw and how long should I worry?

I cut my finger on a can lid, what are the signs of lockjaw and how long should I worry?

"lockjaw": When did you last have a tetanus (lockjaw) booster? If more than 10 years or the wound was contaminated (dirt, etc), see your doc or county health dept for update. Signs of tetanus are marked muscle spasm of all muscles. Best to be immunized rather than wait for symptoms to occur. Now recommended that the booster also cover diphtheria and pertussis (tdap). If in doubt, get the booster. ...Read more

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What to do about an assumed ganglion on the joint of finger?

What to do about an assumed ganglion on the joint of finger?

Aspiration or surg: Ganglion are cysts that can come off of a joint or a tendon. Aspiration (sticking a needle into the cyst) under local anesthesia can be done. Surgery may be necessary to remove with a decrease recurrence rate vs. Aspiration. Often a ganglionis due to or associated with joint pathology or tendon prob;em which may need to be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

Cut EHL tendon: If tendon on top of big toe (ehl tendon) is cut, one should get to the nearest E.R. Or foot specialist's office to get the great toe splinted in a p/op shoe or splint. Surgical repair of the cut tendon if done in a timely fashion will restore hallux dorsiflexion. If left unrepaired, the ends of the cut tendon would retract, making it difficult for subsequent repair without use of a tendon graft. ...Read more

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What should I do I cut myself with a pocket knife on the tip of my right index finger near my nail? Clean new knife about 1 in deep bleeding

What should I do I cut myself with a pocket knife on the tip of my right index finger near my nail? Clean new knife about 1 in deep bleeding

Keep it clean: I'm assuming that you cleaned it out by washing in cool clean water. Now keep it clean and apply anti-bacterial ointment. Also keep it band-aided to protect it as the hands can get exposed to many bacteria everyday. It is in an awkward area so it may take more than a week to heal ...Read more

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What do about a split cut in the corner of my mouth?

What do about a split cut in the corner of my mouth?

Angular chelitis: You can apply an otc triple antibiotic ointment or other skin protectant to the area. This problem is sometimes related to a b-vitamin or iron deficiency, so do consider those as underlying causes and speak to your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How should I take care of a small, deep cut on the bottom of my foot?

How should I take care of a small, deep cut on the bottom of my foot?

Depends: If it is fresh it might need stitiches. If not clean it well with soap and water, apply a topical antiseptic and dry sterile dressing. Watch for signs of infection, heat, drainage, pain, swelling. ...Read more

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So i'm curious if i cut a vein on the back of my hand would it need stitches?

So i'm curious if i cut a vein on the back of my hand would it need stitches?

Sometimes.: Whether or not you would require stitches would depend on the size of the cut and the amount of bleeding. A small cut could be treated without stitches and a larger cut would need to be sewn. Slight bleeding can be controlled by pressure and more bleeding needs medical attention. ...Read more

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