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I have a cut

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Emma23, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Emma23

    Emma23 Type 1 · Active Member

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    This may be really stupid of me but I have a cut (very sore but it's quite a pathetic size) on my index finger, I think it's just a deep crack from where the skins gone dry.... So question, do I need to get it looked at?

    The reason I ask, I heard a man on the news who had a tiny cut on his toe and ended up losing his leg!!




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  2. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Hi Emma, difficult to say without seeing it. I would see a doc if you're worried but I get very dry heels with cracks and I just try to keep moisturised now and plaster if required.
     
  3. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I would get it looked at just to be on the safe side. My aunt didn't and got gangrene on her fingers and lost them.

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  4. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi Emma if you are concerned maybe it would be best to go to see a pharmacist tomorrow who is qualified in advising treatment for the more minor medical problems and see what they recommend . Try not to get concerned about someone losing a limb because of a cut or infection. I have had 3 incidences since March and came through them well, and, thankfully all limbs in tact. Amputations can happen ( I don't know the %) I hope your finger feels better soon and heals up quickly. Best wishes
     
  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Try not to worry. Just keep it clean, apply antiseptic cream and a plaster. If the finger has swollen or gone red by morning see the Pharmacist. Your natural immune system should happily fight off any infection.
     
  6. Emma23

    Emma23 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Cheers lovelies! Thanks for the advice! It's getting slightly redder, perhaps I will get it looked at!

    I was at hosp in the diabetes clinic like 2 weeks ago and who starts chatting away to me?..... A bloke with one leg and threatened if I didn't look after myself I would be like him!!


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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    That's a decent wake up call and is sometimes just what the doctor ordered !
     
  8. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How long have you had the cut?
     
  9. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi just to show you my little finger a few weeks ago. It became infected after I caught my little finger nail in my dad's old blanket box, after 8 days it was swollen and so painful I went to see a GP and got antibiotics, they worked well and my finger healed up nicely:)

    Hi Emma how is your finger today, did you get some help and advice? Hope all is ok:)
     
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    itconor Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As long as its not infected you'll be OK . sliced my thumb open with a knife recently its healing up just fine

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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My little pinkie was infected ,I was ok and it got better with the antibiotics, so horrible nasty things don't always happen like removed of limbs:eek:.
     
  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I did a similar thing on a deli meat slicer, when I was cleaning it, whoa it did hurt and bleed and with only a faint scar now.:inpain:
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice floor.
    Are you going to change your name to Great Northern Diver now?
     
  14. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Pardon??:confused:
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was complimenting your in focus floor. Was your previous avatar not a Great Northern Diver?
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just read the original post again. that sounds more like a hack than a cut. Do you have dry skin all over your your hands?
     
  17. AndyS

    AndyS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If in doubt always best to get it checked.

    One of my symptoms when I presented was loss of sensation / pins and needles in my left hand. Never completely gone away so I tend to pay special attention to any injuries there and am very careful about keeping clean hands etc.

    At the end of the day I think that if you are seeing a wound that doesn't seem to be healing then get it checked sooner rather than later.
     
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