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How to treat intermittent bleeding from wound?

Several weeks ago I accidentally pricked a tiny hole at the very end of my index finger (don t know how). It bled quite a bit, and several hours later I used blood stop powder to make it stop. Since then I have wrapped it with a bandaid almost every day. When I don t bandage the spot I I usually accidentally rub it against something and it starts to bleed again. Why won t this tiny hole hole heal? What can I do to make it heal? Thank you
Thu, 10 Dec 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have intermittent bleeding from wound . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query . But in your case the cut must be deeper and tear the deep soft tissues which take time to heal and form clot . I would suggest you to clean the would with cold water and wrap it with bandage to build pressure and protect it from any further injury for few days . If condition doesn't get improve and it will still bleed then consult general surgeon for stitches , because when injury is deeper the tissue need stitches to stay together and form clot for healing .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible if it is not healing properly that an infection may be present.

You may want to try cleaning the area with an antiseptic such as dilute bethadine or normal saline.
Application of a topical antibiotic may also help, this should be available over the counter.

If possible the area can be exposed when not likely to be contaminated, it is preferred that areas are not covered when possible.

I hope this helps
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