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I was trying to take a top off a bottle which was really

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I was trying to take a top off a bottle which was really hard going so I used a knife and stabbed myself in the hand. It's not bleeding now nor is it a big cut but it is rather deep.
Part of my hand is very sore and I can't touch it. I'm wondering if this will just go away in time or whether I should see someone?Thanks

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it sounds like the knife was clean

you may benefit from going to the ER or A&E department at your local hospital and getting a stitch to help close the wound.

you will need to keep the area very clean and covered and dry with dressings.

icing with a bag of ice can help decrease pain and swelling.

it will heal with time.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm just taking a photo so you can see it. I'll send it through asap.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I see it. it is on the back of the hand

it looks closed now

I can't see how deep the wound is.

do you know how to dress the wound and keep it clean?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I do but I'm more worried out the pain.
Thanks for your help.

if you see a doctor at the ER or A&E, they can prescribe you some pain medications

and you should bandage the area an ice it with a bag of ice wrapped in a towel

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