(Closed) Any nurses or doctors? SO cut his finger…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate to say this, can you post a pic of it.  I am a mom of 3 boys and can usually tell by looking if it needs stitches.  18 years of mommy experience

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Painful or not, you need to apply pressure to stop the bleeding.

Once the bleeding has stopped, apply a dressing using an antibiotic first aid ointment so the dressing won’t stick.

Use gauze and wrap it over the tip of the finger. You can even anchor the dressing by tying the gauze around the wrist to put some pressure on the site.

He needs to check his tetanus status- may need updating.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try pressing with something cold not frozen, that usually helps.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Once you have wrapped it and stopped the bleeding and done what julies suggested, I would vary heat and cold compresses for 15 minutes each.  One will bring down swelling and help relieve pain the other will promote healing.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MissHoneyBun:  that famous jewish guilt, lol

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Rub some dirt in it, good for the immune system. Lol I kid, I kid.

I’m a student nurse, but also Mr Roux sliced the top off his finger last week. (checking if the new knives were sharp…boys.)

Definately need to apply pressure, even if it hurts! Run it under some cold water, or use a cold clean cloth to make sure there isn’t any soap in it. Cold will constrict the blood vessels to help stop the bleeding, so apply pressure with a cloth dipped in icewater. Once the bleeding stops apply a bandaid or gauze to it. Don’t worry about applying hot, the body will heat it up itself to allow the good stuff in the blood to get in there and start healing it.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry that happened…

You already have a ton of good advice, so I won’t go over it again, but I would also give him some Tylenol or other pain reliever to help a little with the pain.

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