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I have a cut from a swiss knife 4 days ago & I haven't done much to it.The edges don't meet & it has a gap?Has slight depth.A little itchy.What to do?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Keep clean

And bandage it daily.
Apply antibiotic ointment. It will heal and "fill in.". See your doctor for increasing pain, redness, swelling, etc (signs of infection).

In brief: Keep clean

And bandage it daily.
Apply antibiotic ointment. It will heal and "fill in.". See your doctor for increasing pain, redness, swelling, etc (signs of infection).
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Location? Size?

I assume that the cut is on a finger? As long as the cut does not appear infected (unusual swelling, redness, tenderness), the cut is small and you have no loss of function (movement) or sensation (numbness), then you are probably okay to keep the cut clean with normal washing, apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid.
Change the band-aid daily and clean with 3% peroxide if crusty.

In brief: Location? Size?

I assume that the cut is on a finger? As long as the cut does not appear infected (unusual swelling, redness, tenderness), the cut is small and you have no loss of function (movement) or sensation (numbness), then you are probably okay to keep the cut clean with normal washing, apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid.
Change the band-aid daily and clean with 3% peroxide if crusty.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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