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Healing wound on the knuckle. Applied medication. Skin peeling off and darkened. Finger difficult to bend. Is it normal?

Hi I cut my knuckle three weeks ago with a sedated blade. It bleed quite heavily for the remainder of that evening but a friend with medical training applied and antibiotic ointment and bandaged the finger . It has now healed but the skin above the cut is a darker colour now than the rest. The area around the cut itches and the skin is now peeling off and I have a lump above the cut which makes it quite painful to bend. I just wondered if this is normal? Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
according to the signs and symptoms presented by you, i would like to inform you that yes it is normal to have a slight pain and swelling over the area, our body's normal healing process involves, redness, swelling and slight pain. do not worry your skin will revert back to normal within a week.
keep applying an antibiotic ointment and keep the wound dry by covering it with a bandage.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Thanks for query.
It seems that your wound is infected giving rise to this problem.
Consult your doctor and get the dressing done properly.
You may require a course of antibiotic as well.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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