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I have a cut and I don't know if I need to see a doctor or

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Second opinion] I have a cut and I don't know if I need to see a doctor or go to the ER
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you had the cut? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: I have had the cut for 1.5 hours. I have used antibiotic ointment
JA: Have you used anything besides the antibiotic for this?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I was trying to remove an ingrown hair and this happened through picking at it
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
another photo
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
third photo
Hello there. I hope all is well. Did you use sterile tool to open it up ? Are you uptodate on your tetanus shot ?
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I did not use a sterile tool... I used an exacto knife.
I am up to date on my tetanus shot
Then just clean the area with some peroxide and apply some antibiotic ointment. You can see your doctor tomorrow or if it gets worse
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Does it need stitches?
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Also, will it leave a gigantic scar/dent?
It’s optional, I think it was infected and in that case stitches are not recommended and it better to stay open and drain
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I see. Thank you, I was worried that I had cut down to the fat. I was covered in blood from it and got scared