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3 Days ago i accidentally stabbed myself with a kitchen knife

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3 Days ago i accidentally stabbed myself with a kitchen knife between my thumb and index finger. It did go slightly deep but i did not get stitches. I dressed it myself and applied neosporin to it covered by a bandage and it is now starting to slowly close up.

I am starting to develop this dark under the skin bruise around it traveling up my thump and a little over hand and down wrist today. Is this normal? It really doesnt hurt anymore, but should i have this checked out or is the brusing all around normal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.



No. This is not normal and should be looked by your physician. There is a significant chance that it can be a mild grade infection traveling in the facial (tissue plane between skin subcutaneous tissue and muscles) planes. Even a blood tricking down to distance up to wrist will need an attention of a doctor. You may need a course of antibiotics. Meanwhile take Ibuprofen (Motrin), if you are not already taking it, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Oh wow, ya now im worried. I will make an appt in morning. There is no swelling at all and no pain really. I hope it can still be taken care of.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.



This is not worrying or serious issue, though, I must say. It only needs attention and may be a precautionary course of antibiotic, to be on the safer side.


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