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Finger tip injury of child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hello my sun crushed/cut (badly) his finger tip when a glass coffe table fell on it had stitches and a bandage for a week and then the hospital removed the bandage and gave us some sticky plaster strips to change every few days. at first the finger had some colour but now the damaged tip section has turned white which has worried me a bit. any ideas
Doctor :   he needs debridation
User :   what is that
Doctor :   clearing the debris on the wound
Doctor :   is there any scab on the finger ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   In that case, usually production of more keratin, can appear as a excessive whitish
User :   so its nothing serious
Doctor :   no
User :   should i just carry on using a plaster
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