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    Dd1 has yet again learnt the hard way why i tell her not to do/touch something. This time, she was trying to sharpen an already sharp knife (which she knows damn well she shouldn't be touching to start with) and sliced her finger. The bleeding stopped fairly quickly with some pressure, but the skin is not closing, it stays open like in the pic. Its kind of deep, nowhere near bone deep or anything, maybe a couple a layers? I rang the after hours dr and they said therw wasnt much they could do and would be better off taking her to the e.d to have it looked at. Only issue is its just me and the kids, 2 of which are in bed and i have nobody to watch them and we could be up there for hours waiting to be seen. Plus i really don't think its that bad! I have put a bandaid on it and she says its not hurting now (happened about an hour- hour and a half ago).

    What do you think? Just a nasty cut and bandaid should do the job or would it be worth having it looked at? My only concern is how the skin is staying open and not closing back together (although maybe after having a bandaid on for a while it may have healed a little more).

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    I had a cut similar to that and went to the docter who glued it closed.

    So I'd leave it till morning but definitely go to the doctors.
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    If it's not bleeding, and she's not in pain then keep the area sterile and wait until morning and visit a GP maybe?

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    If I had two in bed I would just hope and pray a bandaid will suffice until morning when I could look at it again and reasses.

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    Honestly, with two asleep I'd put a bandaid on it and take her to the dr in the morning.

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    Do you have any leukopor tape or butterfly strips? I would use something more rigid and with stronger adhesive to pull the wound shut, then bandaid over to protect, then splint the finger because when she bends it it will open up again.

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    Agree with PP, if I had two in bed I would put betadine on it, wrap it up with a few bandaids in case she knocks it overnight and have a look in the morning if it still looks like the attached photo I would take her to the GP

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    Thanks ladies. We are leaving first thing in the morning so wont have a chance to see someone. I dont have anything except the bandaid that is currently on her finger but a friend is bringing her 1st aid kit over shortly and has all the other stuff. If its still open like in the pic tomorrow i will take her to dr when we get to my mums.

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    If not bleeding it will be fine until you can get it looked at.

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    Had another look at it before and its closed up. Have strapped her finger so she can't open it up again during the night.


 

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