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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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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 i smashed my thumb with a hammer and the nail is dead?

What to do if i smashed my thumb with a hammer and the nail is dead?

Nails are dead: Nails are dead from the beginning.A new one will grow with timely. ...Read more

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I was accidentally cut with a blade used to dissect a cat. It's a minor cut on my finger. Besides putting alcohol, what can I do and is it serious?

I was accidentally cut with a blade used to dissect a cat. It's a minor cut on my finger. Besides putting alcohol, what can I do and is it serious?

If it is a minor cut: And you treated it immediately, i wouldn't be concerned. If it begins to develop increased pain, redness or swelling, you need to have it evaluated by a physician. ...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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What to do if i just cut my finger with a dirty old stanley knife blade, can I treat it on my own?

What to do if i just cut my finger with a dirty old stanley knife blade, can I treat it on my own?

Probably not: The parts of your question that concern me are "dirty" and "old." old dirty metal items are frequent sources for tetanus and other common and equally concerning infections. I would thoroughly clean it with warm water and soap, wrap it, and go to see your primary doc in a day or so. If the cut is very deep, or if you start to develop pus-like drainage, heat, or swelling i would go to the er. ...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 to do if I cut my hand with a blade but it wasnt rusty. . .shall I infctd by tetanus?

What to do if I cut my hand with a blade but it wasnt rusty. . .shall I infctd by tetanus?

It is still possible: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. 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 when you last had one. ...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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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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I have a cut on my hand. In order for me to contract HIV by grabbing something with blood on it, i would see the blood on my hand. It doesn't sneek in?

I have a cut on my hand. In order for me to contract HIV by grabbing something with blood on it, i would see the blood on my hand. It doesn't sneek in?

Please. You are OK.: You have asked several variants on this question. Without seeing the possibly infectious blood, this is impossible, period. Even if you dipped your hand in hiv-infected blood, as long as the cut was scabbed you would be very unlikely to become infected. The barrier that stops bleeding also keeps other substances from getting in. If these thoughts are still obsessing you, your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Hi I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long I pulled it out now my finger is swollen Do I need to see a doctor or wi?

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I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long
I pulled it out now my finger is swollen
Do I need to see a doctor or wi?

A sliver goes in -: -smoothly, but has rough edges, & when pulled out, there can B a wood fragment left behind. Even if not, U probably have an infection from the contaminated wood. Best 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. A small residual fragment is hare 2 C on imaging . Many times it just has 2B explored, & hope it is all removed. During a short hand fellowship we had people returning 4more wood removal. Good L ...Read more

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While shaving in the barber i saw a cut in the staff's hand what if he also cut me with the blade and got his hand on my cut will i get aids?Im scared

While shaving in the barber i saw a cut in the staff's hand what if he also cut me with the blade and got his hand on my cut will i get aids?Im scared

.: It is rare but possible. He has to be infected and he has to have a bleeding cut and you have to have a bleeding cut and the fluids must transfer. It is possible but rare. Most common way of transmission in your age group is high risk sexual intercourse (unprotected sex). ...Read more

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I cut my pinkie finger yesterday at the edge of my finger nail with a knife preparing ribs. I got it to stop bleeding and we put on a butterfly. Not sure if I should have got stitches. ?

I cut my pinkie finger yesterday at the edge of my finger nail with a knife preparing ribs. I got it to stop bleeding and we put on a butterfly. Not sure if I should have got stitches.  ?

Depends: Depends on the size and depth of the wound. Usually a cut such as you describe is too small for stitches and does well with a tight bandage. Lubricate (vaseline, not bacitracin), rinse in water, and apply a fresh bandage at least once a day. ...Read more

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Got poked by a office staple, should I be worried about diseases?? Was trying to pick it up and it got me in the thumb....

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Got poked by a office staple, should I be worried about diseases?? Was trying to pick it up and it got me in the thumb....

Sore thumb: Hi Ucosta, usually, the bodies own defenses can fight off superficial pokes and scrapes. However, tetanus is very real and can be from a seemingly innocent poke through the skin. If your vaccination is up to date then you likely don't need another. Please see your doctor if there is redness, persistent swelling, or greenish goo coming out of the wound. This could be a sign of a bacterial infection ...Read more

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What to do if i got a cut on my finger and then washed it with water. Could it be dangerous ?

When was your last: Tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then it should be repeated. If the bleeding stopped, keep the area clean and dry. If you develop redness, swelling, heat, pus, red streaks or fever those would be indicative of an infection & this would warrant prompt medical treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a cut tripping with some metal wires on the ground, should I get a tetanus shot?

What to do if i got a cut tripping with some metal wires on the ground, should I get a tetanus shot?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty wire is a classic source because it was on the ground.If > 10 yrs since youe last booster, get the shot. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor due to cutting a vein on my pinky finger and now my finger is turning purple?

Should i see a doctor due to cutting a vein on my pinky finger and now my finger is turning purple?

Yes: Depending on the location and the depth of the cut, you could have injured a vein, or deeper structures such as artery or nerve. Based on your descroption, i doubt that you could have injured tendons, bone or joint but only a physical examination can determine this. ...Read more

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