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Healing period for a wound on the finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   My 16 Year old son cut off his thumb two daysao the whole nail part ad he had got stitches and the doctors wrapped bandage over it how do we care for it saying if we have to re-wrap it or ointmet? etc.
Doctor :   every 3 rd day dressing has to be done
User :   could you elaborate more
Doctor :   after the wrapped bandage
Doctor :   yu need to remove the bandage every 3 rd
Doctor :   clean the wound and apply the ointment
Doctor :   and re dressing has to be done
User :   ok is that all?
User :   how long do you think it would take to heaL?
Doctor :   it will take atleast 2 weeks for the wound to heal

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