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I would recommend neosporin ointment then bandage the finger.
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Anthony Bray MD
Hi Dr. Bray, Thank you so much for your answer. I do have additional questions: I have "First Aid Ointment" by A&D Gold Standard of Protection--would this be okay to apply before my bandage too? As for the bandage, can it be just any band-aid, or should I buy something in particular? And lastly, how long should I do this for (day and time-wise)?
Yes the A&D ointment should be fine.
I don't have a particular brand of bandage in mind to specifically recommend.
Use it untuil the skin has healed over and no longer draining. This will probably be a few days 3 to 5 I would say....
Thank you again, Dr. Bray.
You are very welcome!
Any advice on how many times I should change the band-aid?
Main thing is to NEVER keep on a wet bandage. It needs to stay dry...otherwise twice a day...
You can opt to get occlusive type bandages that water would not affect but the regular style bandage if this gets wet with hand washing then the skin becomes macerated with the water..
Perfect. I will follow all this to a t.
I can't thank you enough.
OK Take Care
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