What should be done so that a deep cut of the finger does not cause death?
Fry, soar and cut ... fingers!
Girls who do not like you to understand me. Many of us have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to feed our beloved husband, children and parents. For butchering certain products we have to use knives and other piercing and cutting objects for kitchen purposes. Hence, a fairly frequent injury - a deep cut of our fingers. Yes, it is deep! Weak wounds from this does not happen. Although there are no vital organs here, however, there have been cases when a finger cut (even the most insignificant) ruined a person. This is due to improper (even negligent) attitude to the treatment and disinfection of the resulting wound. As a result, infection of blood, gangrene and death ... For this not to happen, it is necessary to properly, and most importantly, take care of your injured finger in time.Now we will tell you how to do it correctly.What if you cut your finger badly
Most often, a deep cut of the finger is accompanied by heavy bleeding. If it is not stopped, it will stop on its own in about 10 minutes due to blood clotting. However, it is advisable to stop it yourself. Only for this you do not need to expose the injured finger under a stream of cold water! Do not think that it will wash the wound and reduce the bleeding! Quite the contrary, a cut, located under the water, which hits it with a pressure, will start to bleed even more. So, what kind of security measures involves a deep cut, caused to our finger by negligence.
- The first thing you should do is to let the blood drain a little, because it will save our body from harmful substances and foreign particles that could get into the wound.
- Secondly, you need to stretch your hand up. This will impede the movement of blood, it will be slower and slower to rise higher.
- Thirdly, you need to contact the help of a home first aid kit. It contains everything you need to handle a deep cut, not only of the fingers, but also of any other parts of our body. To begin with, the wound should be sanitized.This can help any means that kills microbes: iodine, alcohol, vodka, brilliant green, hydrogen peroxide and so on. Whatever the disinfectant, in no case can it be applied to the wound itself, because it will destroy living cells, and thus slow the healing of the wound. A deep cut should be handled by rubbing around the wound itself. And yet: never in this case do not use odorous ointments!
- Fourth, a sterile dressing is applied for the next several days to protect the wound. However, we all know this unpleasant procedure of the subsequent removal of the bandage, which can simply dry to the wound, which means that it will again disturb our finger. To avoid this, you should resort to some tricks. Take a piece of clean (unprinted) plain white paper. For safety, you can sprinkle it with some cologne and wait until the paper dries. We first put this piece on the wound, and then a sterile bandage on it. As a result, it will be possible to move the bandaged finger, and this will not cause severe pain, and the removal of the bandage will be completely painless procedure, because the piece of paper will easily move away from your healed wound.
Consider, if the cut is very deep - you will not get home treatment.Disinfect the wound around, do not wind the sterile dressing and run to the traumatologist! He will put stitches on his finger, no other way! Good luck to you!