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What Can You Do About A Knife Cut On The Knuckle Part Of Finger
Why do shallow cuts hurt so bad? I have a cut on my finger from the bottom of nail to the first crease.
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 cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. The laceration is about 1/2 inch deep 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sliced the skin off top of thumb knuckle, I have exposed the tendon. Numbness and continue to bleed. What should I do?
Hospital: You go to the hospital.Get a more detailed answer ›
Emergency Medical: Care if there is a large portion of thumb that has been lost. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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