I cut a chunk of flesh off the tip of my pinky finger. I can see the fat. Do I or can I get stitches for this?
Hello,Welcome to JustAnswer.com and thanks for your question.When was the incident happened?Is it large, deep cut, more than one inch in length?
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon. It is a deep cut. The chunk of flesh that was cut off was roughly 1 cm in radius (2 cms total in diameter) and 1 cm in thickness.
Sometimes medical glue (something like a superglue but sterile) may help.
Even you may need a tetanus shot (if you have not had one in the last 10 years) and you may need to be on an antibiotic to reduce the risk of infection.
My pain seemed to be manageable with the Extra Strength Tylenol, taken every 4 hours. However, it's throbbing right now. Why might that be? I've taken every caution to keep it clean. Could it somehow gotten affected without my knowing it? Should I ask for antibiotics?
Well there may be possibility of inflammation on affected area so if your pain is not relieved with Tylenol then you should take OTC Motrin.If your symptoms not relieve then you may need to undergo a clinical examination by your doctor and you may require antibiotics as well.
I'm not sure if i mentioned this but the cut was deep enough that when the chunk of flesh came off, you could see the fat in my finger. Am I to wait for the skin to regrow to fill up that entire gap? How long could this take?
Hello,Well most of wounds get heal in 1-2 weeks.You should change dressing either daily or on alternate days.Take Motrin to relieve inflammation and pain.Take Multivitamin supplement which helps in fast healing.I hope this helps.
Do you think any nerves have been damaged? Are there nerves on the tip of my finger that have been damaged, that could be causing the pain?