Do I need stitches for this cut or not? (photo)
Harrow On The Hill, GB
7 months ago
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.
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