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Deep cut in hand, swollen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
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User :   I have a question
Doctor :   ok
User :   I cut my finger two days ago at work
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was it deep?
User :   with a tomtao cutter
User :   not sure but it felt deep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there a lot of blood?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does it still hurt?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it is a little swollen
Doctor :   is there any pus or swelling at the site of the cut?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
User :   pus
User :   but is swollow
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you wash it with water thoroughly
Doctor :   with savlon solution
User :   ok
Doctor :   and apply betadine ointment
Doctor :   or soframycin ointment
User :   what is savlon solution
Doctor :   soframycin is an antibiotic
Doctor :   dettol or savlon is an antiseptic
Doctor :   you can clean it with either of them
Doctor :   wrap it with a bandage with pores
User :   is like hyonan pectices
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can get it at any drug store
Doctor :   the ointment and savlon
User :   with a bangange
Doctor :   it will go away in 2-3 days
User :   ok

Doctor :   a bandaid with pores
User :   but what if is does not go away
Doctor :   it will if you take proper care
Doctor :   just clean it and dress it daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   will the swelling ever go down?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will go away
Doctor :   a minor cut heals fast
User :   so how long to give the finger time to get better before I get a doctor to look at it
Doctor :   3-4 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   if it doesnt subside
Doctor :   or show signs of healing
User :   ok

Doctor :   then you can see a GP
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Doctor :   you can take a paracetamol tablet 500mg after food if the pain is unbearable
User :   ok

User :   Thanks so much doctor
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes done

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