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What should I do to my finger after accidentally smashing it? Its bleeding a bit

What should I do to my finger after accidentally smashing it? Its bleeding a bit

Clean/Elevate: If this is minor, clean it with soap and water and apply some antibiotic ointment and wrap it and then elevate it above the level of the heat. A cold pack will help with swelling and pain. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization and observe. If redness, pus, streaking, fever or such, get seen. If you suspicion you broke it, get seen. If loss of function of finger get seen too! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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I cut my index left finger on its side. It stopped bleeding but is still open a little bit when not bent. Any suggestions on a quick heal?

I cut my index left finger on its side. It stopped bleeding but is still open a little bit when not bent. Any suggestions on a quick heal?

Cut on Finger: If it has been too long now to get stitches, usually over 24 hours, then the best thing to do is put a good dressing on it . I like to use the cloth bandages as they move better in this part of the body. Be patient it will take longer to heal. I just had a cut on my finger in the same place. If it is less than 24 hours and deep go get evaluated for stitches, ...Read more

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5days ago ic pin got in finger tip not bleeding and now its swollen a bit with pus in the place where the pin went in, pain is reducing now what to do?

5days ago ic pin got in finger tip not bleeding and now its swollen a bit with pus in the place where the pin went in, pain is reducing now what to do?

Best get checked: Even if you think it might be getting better, it's best to get it checked. An infection of any part of the hand can be serious and you want to make sure it is taken care of. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with a knife on my thumb the cut was short but a bit deep the bleeding stopped after 5 minutes but the top of my thumb near the cut fe?

I cut my finger with a knife on my thumb the cut was short but a bit deep the bleeding stopped after 5 minutes but the top of my thumb near the cut fe?

Apply pressure: A cut that stops bleeding in five minutes in this location probably did not hit a major vessel. If the bleeding continues you probably should see your healthcare provider for evaluation and probable stitches. If the bleeding stops cleaning it with something like peroxide then applying an antibody appointment keeping it covered and clean. If redness and swelling - see healthcare provide. ...Read more

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Had stitches removed yesterday. Wound is has split a bit. Not deep, just bleeding a bit. Will it be OK? Incision is on my finger over the last joint

Had stitches removed yesterday. Wound is has split a bit. Not deep, just bleeding a bit. Will it be OK? Incision is on my finger over the last joint

Be careful: immobiloze the joint, so you do not further disrupt the incision! Popsicle stick or small splint. Hold pressure until the bleeding stops! Steristrips may be helpful! Call the doc who did it for even better advice. ...Read more

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A little dog bit my sisters child who is 2 in 5 months on the hand. He has a slight cut to the finger he's not crying but it's bleeding ?

A little dog bit my sisters child who is 2 in 5 months on the hand. He has a slight cut to the finger he's not crying but it's bleeding 
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Dog bites on hands: Bleeding on the fingers can be difficult to control because we move our fingers all the time causing wounds to reopen. It can easily take 2-4 hours of firm but gentle pressure to stop the bleed. You don't want to use too much pressure as this prevents clotting. She may need stitches if the bleeding continues but then she would also need antibiotics. Check on the dog's rabies vaccine too. ...Read more

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My middle hand finger accidentally came in between the door and bleeding abit on both sides of the finger what should I do?

My middle hand finger accidentally came in between the door and bleeding abit on both sides of the finger what should I do?

Crush Injury: Keep the area clean and obtain a tetanus booster if you are not up to date. If you have any concerns that you can't move your finger properly, it looks out of shape or there is poor blood supply or have poor sensation to the fingertip go the urgent care or ER. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain if you have no allergies. ...Read more