Do I need stitches for this cut or not? (photo)

I had this cut from a sharp new knife two days ago and I put cold water on it and lots of paper towels with pressure to stop the bleeding and something cold from the freezer. My question is do I need to go to a doctor to still get it stitched after those 2 days or will it heal by itself? Also is it inflamed or will I need any antibiotics? Thanks for all the help

Doctor Answers 1

Stitches would coapt the wound

Stitches help bridge the wound, especially in active areas like your finger. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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