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cut my finger while cut ting raw chicken, should I do ...

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cut my finger while cut ting raw chicken, should I do anything other than cleanse area?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 8 years ago.
You need to keep the area clean by washing with clean water and soap.

Then apply an OTC antibiotic ointment like Neopsporin.

In most cases, this will be quite sufficient.

However, you have to observe it carefully. Pain and inflammation should show a declining trend, although it may be gradual. However, if you find pain and inflammation to be increasing rather than decreasing, then you need to approach a doctor, you may need antibiotics for this.

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