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What to do if my hand thumb cut by thread ? Can I use super glue?

What to do if my hand thumb cut by thread ? Can I use super glue?

Yes: Clean it well with soap and water. I would also rinse it in 3% hydrogen peroxide then putnon the superglue followed by antibiotic ointment and a clean dressing. Ideally you should see a doctor and preferably an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if my hand thumb got cut by a thread?

What to do if my hand thumb got cut by a thread?

Soak and use glue: Soak in water till closed and then apply medical glue to seal. ...Read more

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Deep finger cut treatment? I cut my finger deeply yesterday while cutting hair with shears. I was advised by my educator to use super glue but all i own is wood glue and I have no time or money to go see a doctor... What are your recommendations?

Deep finger cut treatment? I cut my finger deeply yesterday while cutting hair with shears. I was advised by my educator to use super glue but all i own is wood glue and I have no time or money to go see a doctor... What are your recommendations?

Crazy glue: It's great if the skin looks clean, dry and not red. Always a concern about infection, so I would clean the area with peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment. If all fine next day with no redness or discharge, you can try the crazy glue. If the wound looks deep and bleeding should be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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I cut the very tip of my little finger off while using dull scissors. Do i need to get stitches in my finger by a certain time?

I cut the very tip of my little finger off while using dull scissors. Do i need to get stitches in my finger by a certain time?

12 hours best: If stitches are needed they are best within 12 hours to minimize infection. Clean it with antiseptic and keep it covered in the meantime. ...Read more

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I cut the finger pad of my finger off except for a small amount. I've kept it clean and steri strips. Anything else I can do to help it heal?

I cut the finger pad of my finger off except for a small amount. I've kept it clean and steri strips. Anything else I can do to help it heal?

Finger injury: Keeping the area clean and protected as you are doing is very important. With extensive skin injury I recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon to validate your status and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i burnt my arm with the curling wand and the blister rubbed off. Should i cover it?

What to do if i burnt my arm with the curling wand and the blister rubbed off. Should i cover it?

Blister: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be simply popped and apply triple antibiotic ointment to the area with bandaid. Leave the roof because it will fall off on its own, no need to peel it. If you have a blood blister, see you physician because it may be a bigger injury inside. ...Read more

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What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

Laceration: If a cut doesn't stop bleeding within a 1/2 hr, or so, it may need stitches. A tetanus shot, too, if you haven't had one in 10yrs. ...Read more

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I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

Soap: and water Cover with loose dry sterile bandage Check it daily..change dressing if it gets wet Be well Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if i burnt my hand with a curling wand?

What to do if i burnt my hand with a curling wand?

Depends: Superficial burns just turn the skin red and are painful like a sunburn. Just apply a local anesthetic like solarcaine. If it blisters, it is a deeper burn and needs to be kept clean. I would not break the blisters but if they open then the loose skin should be pulled off and an antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin applied till it heals. A full thickness burn will turn white and not have any pain. ...Read more

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What to do if i cut my finger with a can lid?

What to do if i cut my finger with a can lid?

Control: Control bleeding with pressure. Cover with bandage. Promptly follow up at the local urgent care to determine need for stitches. ...Read more

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Should you use just any regular razor to shave my legs and what type of cream could I use? I'm really scared to cut myself (about to be my 1st time

Should you use just any regular razor to shave my legs and what type of cream could I use? I'm really scared to cut myself (about to be my 1st time

Any is probably ok: Shaving for the first time can be a bit nerve wracking! Be sure to use a new razor (will have a sharp blade and give you a better shave). The first time you should shave in the direction of hair growth (down on the legs) and use a shaving cream. I would avoid the bumpy areas like knees and ankles the first couple of times and use caution going over the shin bone. ...Read more

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I was cutting a branch and the saw slipped and cut my index finger. I'm not sure if i'm up to date on tetanus, but i cleaned the wound fast. Should i go to urget care?

I was cutting a branch and the saw slipped and cut my index finger.  I'm not sure if i'm up to date on tetanus,  but i cleaned the wound fast. Should  i go to urget care?

Prevention: Most of us in us have been immunized against tetanus (lockjaw) but a good rule of thumb is every ten years for booster and 5 years for tetanus prone area or very dirty wound. Cleaning it quickly is not enough especially since you are not sure if your booster is up to date. Better to be safe and stay healthy! be well. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tooth on my denture broke off is it safe to use superglue or gorilla glue?

What can I do if my tooth on my denture broke off is it safe to use superglue or gorilla glue?

A word of advice: I have found over the years that when patients try to adjust or fix their own partial or full dentures, not only does it not hold, but they often get themselves in more trouble and are sorry they every tried! what often is a simple fix, becomes a more complicated and more costly repair to those adventurous patients. ...Read more

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What to do if i cut my wrist and i don't want it to get infected do I use anti-peroxide or neosporin?

What to do if i cut my wrist and i don't want it to get infected do I use anti-peroxide or neosporin?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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I rarely get injured so when I do I'm often unsure of what to do. I recently nicked my skin by ankle while shaving and I am wondering is it better to keep bandaid over it at all times or should I remove it to 'let it breathe'?

I rarely get injured so when I do I'm often unsure of what to do.  I recently nicked my skin by ankle while shaving and I am wondering is it better to keep bandaid over it at all times or should I remove it to 'let it breathe'?

Bandaid not necessar: Most cuts on the hands heal in 5-6 days. Band aids are helpful initially like the first 24 to 48 hours. After that the band aid may be harmful as the area needs to breathe and remain dry in order to keep the infection away. Watch for any liquid discharge from the cut. it can be a sign of infection requiring further medical attention. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to get this splinter out of my finger. It hurts and i keep squeezing and my tweezers don't work because i can't bring it to surface.

Any tips on how to get this splinter out of my finger. It hurts and i keep squeezing and my tweezers don't work because i can't bring it to surface.

Ouch!: Sometimes just leaving it alone will do the trick. However, if you can't wait a sharp small incision over the site will often allow the splinter a way out. Also could soak finger in epsom salts. This creates an osmotic gradient which might help. Keep an eye out for infection - redness, swelling, warmth, pain, red streaks and more than a little discharge. If this occurs - game over - see doc. ...Read more

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What to do if i burnt myself with melted sugar on my knuckle and foot! help!?

What to do if i burnt myself with melted sugar on my knuckle and foot! help!?

Burn treatment: Any burn requires treatment. The type of treatment depends upon the extent and severity of the burn. Minor burns can be treated with non-prescription antibiotic ointment after cleansing with soap and water. Minor burns are slightly red without a blister or opening in the skin. Deep or extensive burns should be evaluated by a doctor as more treatment may be needed. ...Read more