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I cut my index finger on the tip about a half inch below the

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I cut my index finger on the tip about a half inch below the nail with a knife, about half inch in length on the palm side. it has [retty much quit bleeding now. Do I need to cleanse it with something and just put bandaide on it or have a steri strip or what is your recommendation?
Hi--when was your last tetanus booster?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

notsure. knife was clean-have washed out with h2o

If you aren't sure, even with a clean cut, you should get another booster. The most important part of treating this is to wash it copiously with running water. If the edges don't come together naturally Sharon it would be best to SteriStrip them together. Then use a bandaid to protect the cut from dirt for about five days and everything should be fine
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