How can a nipped and bleeding thumbnail be treated?

Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 in Child Health
Question: I was cutting my babies nails and nipped the top of his thumb by accident. I’m applying constan pressure but it won’t stop bleeding. He’s not cryin or anything but I don’t know what else to do
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Wrap a strip of cloth and apply pressure.The bleeding needs to be controlled

Detailed Answer:


Please apply pressure firmly. Try wrapping a strip of cloth then apply pressure if the application of pressure with hand alone does not help.

If that too does not suffice, do not hesitate to rush him to the nearest Urgent care/hospital without delay. I, however, doubt if that would be required.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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