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3 year old child got a cut, bleeding. Cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, neosporin applied, blisters occurred with redness, swelling. Treatment?

my 3 year old got a paper type cut from a thin aluminum tab cover that covers organic coffee......she pulled it up a bit and at first didnt complain and then about 4 minutes later, it bled a lot. I cleaned it immediately with hydrogen peroxide and put neosporin and a bandaid on the cut. This morning i noticed what looked like two blisters on the other side of her finger .. Her finger seems red and swollen a bit but she can bend it and once in awhile complains it hurts and cries. The redness now is up to her knuckle what should i do?
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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It seems that your child is developing some cellulitis (inflammation of the soft tissues). Less likely it may also be a hematoma or collection of blood. I suggest you consult a pediatric surgeon as soon as possible. She will need antibiotics and analgesics. Cold compresses in that region will also help. Some strapping of the affected finger with the adjacent finger will decrease movement and pain. Hope that helps
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