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​I cut my thumb open while slicing a bagel. I could see the fat in the cut yesterday but it's blocked by blood today. Do I need to do anything or is this fine to heal by itself?
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ecolier Any advice on the best way of treating this thumb injury?
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I’m not a biologist so this isn’t my expertise, but have you used a plaster yet? I think it would heal regardless but that cut leaves an entrance for pathogens to enter and that’s a big no any day.
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ecolier Any advice on the best way of treating this thumb injury?
Afraid not, if OP is worried call 111 or attend their local walk in centre.

Make sure to wash the wound first properly though!
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I cut my thumb open while slicing a bagel. I could see the fat in the cut yesterday but it's blocked by blood today. Do I need to do anything or is this fine to heal by itself?
You know better than to ask for medical advice here!!
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I cut my thumb open while slicing a bagel. I could see the fat in the cut yesterday but it's blocked by blood today. Do I need to do anything or is this fine to heal by itself?
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i think it will heal by itself but put a plaster on it
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I’m not a biologist so this isn’t my expertise, but have you used a plaster yet? I think it would heal regardless but that cut leaves an entrance for pathogens to enter and that’s a big no any day.
I'm allergic to them.

(Original post by Bang Outta Order)
You know better than to ask for medical advice here!!
:getmecoat:

(Original post by ecolier)
Afraid not, if OP is worried call 111 or attend their local walk in centre.

Make sure to wash the wound first properly though!
I put alcohol on it last night. Hurt like a mofo.
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I'm allergic to them.


:getmecoat:


I put alcohol on it last night. Hurt like a mofo.
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I did not want to see that :lol:

I had a cut somewhat deep like that and went to the A&E- the lady said good call, gave it an iodine bath, and taped the devil shut as hard as she could.

Mind you I cut myself while dicing some ham and vegetables, though, not a bagel.
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Best thing you can do is wash it regularly, use anti septic cream on it (sudocrem for example) and bandage it up. If it goes septic, then I would go to the doctors and have it checked out. Pretty deep wound
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Not discouraging you from seeing a medical professional as that is definitely the best course of action (doesn't need to be a doctor, a practice nurse should be able to advise - I'm not sure what the equivalent is the the US, sorry!) but I have had deeper cuts on my thumbs that healed fine. I think I injured nerves both times though as I had a lot of neuropathic pain afterwards (basically, a very sharp stabbing/burning pain whenever I brushed against my thumbs even lightly that lasted for months), but I'm not sure if seeing a health professional would have prevented that.

If you choose not to see anyone about it now, if it get more painful or red or swollen, or if there is any pus coming out of the wound, you should definitely speak to someone as those might be signs that the cut has gotten infected and that you might need some antibiotics.

Hope it heals soon!
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cut it off and post it to me for analysis
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Just call you GP and ask for advice. If the cut is not serious than just disinfect it and put a plaster on. If it is a deep cut - should be treated in the hospital I guess
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keep it clean and dry
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keep it clean and dry
I went swimming...


Ok, so it keeps bleeding - I've been putting antibiotic ointment on but it randomly bleeds. I take it that it's too long for a doctor to do anything?
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I went swimming...


Ok, so it keeps bleeding - I've been putting antibiotic ointment on but it randomly bleeds. I take it that it's too long for a doctor to do anything?
omg dude : O it looks pretty deep. if its still bleeding you might need stitches? hope you feel better soon. and why would you go swimming with such injury ffs

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rub salt in it
rub some in your eyes bby
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rub salt in it
I doubt that would hurt more than the alcohol I cleaned it with.
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omg dude : O it looks pretty deep. if its still bleeding you might need stitches? hope you feel better soon. and why would you go swimming with such injury ffs
Yeah it keeps randomly bleeding. I might go to the walk-in center after work. I just didn't want to go only for them to laugh at me.

Swimming...yeah. I want to lose weight
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Yeah it keeps randomly bleeding. I might go to the walk-in center after work. I just didn't want to go only for them to laugh at me.

Swimming...yeah. I want to lose weight
you should really go. why would they laugh at you? it's their damn job
lose weight, huh? get a german shepherd.... they need like 2h long walks every day lol
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you should really go. why would they laugh at you? it's their damn job
lose weight, huh? get a german shepherd.... they need like 2h long walks every day lol
I dunno, it just seems kind of small and insignificant. A couple years ago I went with a deep cat scratch and they took one look and told me to get antibiotic ointment - that ****er needed stitches, and I now have a bad scar from it.

Haha, I have 4 cats. I swim for an hour and work 9-5 everyday so wouldn't be able to give a dog the life it needs.
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