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a deep cut on middle finger from a blender . what should my

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a deep cut on middle finger from a blender . what should my daughter do? so far cleaned and is a vertical cut.end to end.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

Is it continuing to bleed despite compressions?
Any numbness?
Are you able to freely bend the finger?
When was your last tetanus shot?

Dr abby
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
some bleeding now. some numbness and not able to bend. tetanus updated.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Ok, thank you.

I strongly recommend that you go to an urgent care or emergency room.
If the cut is deep, you may have injured a nerve or tendon.
The wound needs to be checked for any tendon injury, cleaned and sutured.
They will numb your finger first :)

Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have and I will be happy to discuss further,

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Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
I hope that you feel better,

Take care and thank you!

Dr Abby

Edited by Dr. Abby on 6/8/2010 at 4:08 PM EST