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Please attach a photo of the wound so that i can help you better.
Hi and thanks for the query.
Depending on how the edges were approximated, it can take up to 10 to 15 days for such a wound to heal. Your doctor must have given you a script for antibiotics and pain killers. I would suggest that you keep taking those medications very religiously and get the dressing changed every 2nd day. Keep the injured hand elevated above the level of the heart and do not let the dressing get wet. If you have to work with or around wet surfaces, then wrap a lamination sheet or a water proofing layer over the dressing.
This is all that you have to do. A doctor should evaluate the wound on the 5th day, since that is the time the wound can start to get infected.
If all is okay by the 5th day, it will be safe to say that the wound will heal uneventfully in its course.
Let me know if you have further questions,
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