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4 days after finger tip cut off

Lukew20
Lukew20

Hey was asking does this look like it’s healing well or infected just need some advise 😊

Sorry for the graphic photo 😂

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Does it smell like rotten flesh? does it have any green/yellow discharge? Is the pain getting worse or improving? If you answer yes then likely infection, if no then probably not just keep it clean and covered. If your on antibiotics I wouldn't expect it be infected either. But I'm no doctor I'm more used to a perineum (,I'm a midwife!)

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Kaytee1981

No doesn’t smell just old blood but cleaned today would say the pain hasn’t got any worse

Hello :-)

Personally I would try and get it checked out

It does not look infected but none of us our Doctors and can clarify that only a Doctor could

It does look very sore :-o

Hope you manage to get it sorted and it heals :-)

Take Care x

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to lulu-1

I can’t see a doctor as of the coronavirus and my parents are very vunrable to this and I can’t risk going to the hospital and getting the virus over a finger feel it’s selfish

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Lukew20

Also thanks a lot for the reply 😊

lulu-1
lulu-1
in reply to Lukew20

I understand x

It will throb and be a little painful as it heals, each day that all will subside.

Scabbing over is good. It will be scared so it won’t look 100% like it did before. Keep it clean, hydrogen peroxide is good if you have it, apply antiseptic ointment like Neosporin. I’d keep it covered when using your hand, let it air out when at rest.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to RoxieDawn

So when I’m laying watching tv let it get air and when I’m doing stuff cover,thanks a lot just gonna let it heal doesn’t Hurt too much so should be fine gonna clean and apply the creams when it needs cleaning thanks for the reply

Did it detatch if it did you will probably lose it but it doesn’t look infected

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to arransue

Yeh couldn’t find the piece of skin and good to hear just get worried it could get sepsis but that’s my mind overthinking

Hi luke, I cut my finger aat the end of January probably 4 or 5 times the size of that. The hospital were going to cut a inch off my finger but didn't in the end. Your finger looks OK but I would definitely keep it covered and clean. I used a lot of savlon cream in the end. If you have gone deep enough that tip will eventually come off and new skin will grow underneath.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

I’m worried I’m going to get sepsis as the pain is pretty bad can’t imagine having a cut 4 times bigger that must of killed , has your finger completely healed yet ? And how long does it take

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

You want get sepsis as long as you keep it clean. My finger still hurts a bit now and where the skin grew back I don't have any feeling in it. It took about 6 weeks before I took the bandage off then another 4 weeks to heal I'd say. Yours won't take anywhere as near as that. I'd say round a month by the look of it. Your skin will probably even reattach mine had no chance as I went to to bone.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

You didn’t change the bandage for 6 weeks ?(should I leave my bandage on for 3-4 weeks and then look at it ? ) and is it possible I will lose feeling In the area I cut the skin off ?

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

I changed the bandage every week at the start then as I healed it was more frequent. If you cut the skin off it will be worse. Your skin might take to the finger again where mine didn't. I would keep it covered for a few days. Keep it covered won't slow the healing process down but will make the end of the finger moist. And it will smell a little bit don't worry that's normal as it's sweating.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

Okay I’ll keep it wrapped up for next 3 days and let you know if any progress I reckon if I just leave it alone it will heal better thanks for the advice mate

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Lukew20

And aswell I haven’t got any skin where I cut it it’s just raw red

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

It was still heal the same. You've been lucky that you only cut that bit at the end. Good luck keep in touch

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

My skin keeps getting stuck to the iodine dressing 😤

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

Yeah mine did if you can find non adhesive dressing that's best. Or let it stick and soak it off. You'll be absolutely fine leaving for a week at least. When I first did mine I was told not to touch it for 3 weeks by the surgeon.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

Yep fount adhesive dressing in my house gonna leave wrapped thanks a lot I can see loads of dead skin round the wound is that normal

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

Yeah that's completely normal. Shows your wound isn't to bad as it's healing already and regenerating. Mine never did that for 2 weeks 😭🤣🤣

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

Ok mate that’s great just gonna let it heal and see how it goes the skin around it and feels like I’ve lost sensation in the skin at the end or is that just while the skin is knitting back ? And yeh can’t imagine the pain your would of been to of cut to the bone 😟

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

Yeah you will lose sensation for a while then it will come back. The speed all depends on how deep you went.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to DeanSamson

Ok mate just wondered I’ll keep you updated thanks for the reply 😊

DeanSamson
DeanSamson
in reply to Lukew20

No problem keep us posted

Cover your finger with an iodine dressing for a couple of days, do not get wet. Then have a look if settling down apply a dry dressing, or if not another iodine dressing, if no improvement by 5 to 7 days contact GP surgery for a an opinion

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to UkeMan

Hey I’ve run out of dressing and can’t go out as my family members are vunrable to this virus what should I use ? 😟

You can buy iodine and dry dressings from the internet. Just google what you want and buy. I ordered some and took a few days to arrive. If a cut is not healing etc iodine dressings are what nurses use to heal infected wounds, so always good to have in you medical box. Just a word of warning just make sure you are not allergic to iodine, if so stop using at once.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to UkeMan

Bought iodine dressing today how would I know if I’m allergic to it I’ve used it stings a bit but seems to be doing its job

UkeMan
UkeMan
in reply to Lukew20

You should soon know if you are allergic your finger will get worse. So it sounds ok.

Hopefully your finger will improve and get better. I gad a cut on my leg that was not clearing up (I have to take a blood thinner - Wafarin). I asked a nurse at my GP practice what I could do and she recommended the iodine and it was great for me healed within a week.

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to UkeMan

Thanks a lot mate I’ll leave the iodine dressing on for a few days and let you know if it’s helping thanks for the advice it’s deffo helped the wound throb less and weep

Lukew, I will say it's a much bigger cut that I anticipated when first talking

with you. Is there a way that you could contact a Doctor on Line and show

him that picture of your finger. I would feel better with a professional taking

a look. What do your parents think? Have you showed them?

I agree with Lulu-1 in that a doctor should have a look at it. If not in person

then through video. Agora1

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Agora1

The pain is still pretty bad but it looks better than that picture today how would I show the doctors a video

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Lukew20

Yeh showed my parents they don’t think it’s infected and I’m just being dramatic over a finger cut 😐

Ryan990
Ryan990
in reply to Lukew20

Keep it clean . The hospital wouldn’t do much more than clean it for you anyway. Keep an eye on it tho. Just looks like a flesh wound 👍

Lukew20
Lukew20
in reply to Ryan990

Yeh must agree just gotta keep clean and it will heal gradually 😊

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