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How to treat minor skin avulsion?

How do I treat a minor skin avulsion? I cut my finger with a knife while cutting fruit last weekend (I thought it was just a regular cut b/c I hid it behind a band-aid ) Now I see the dead skin turning yellow which isn t a good sign. There s also a cut underneath the flap of skin. My hair or other things tend to get caught in the flap if I can t find a band-aid, so how should I treat it?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Hello dear.
Thanks for writing to us.
The best treatment is to remove that flap if it is small and do dressing with 2 % mupirocine cream.
This flap will cause lot of irritation and will also allow bacteria to grow under it. This will further increase the infection.
If the flap is bigger and wound is deep please meet your general practicenor. If it is small remove by yourself. Clean it with betadine or savlon solution and then apply mupirocine cream daily twice for 5 days. You mentioned yellowing that means infection is developing so it will be good to take an antibiotic.
Also please dont cover it with band aid this again increased humidity and infection. Studies have proved that small wounds if treated open by applying anti bacterial cream like mupirocine they heal better.
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Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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