cut finger swollen and red

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Thighdentitycrisis Tue 14-Apr-20 08:42:39

I have a fine cut on my right index finger since Sunday.
The whole finger is a bit swollen (bigger than on left) and stiff, I've been putting savlon on.

Should I show to the pharmacist or give it a day or so to heal. (its like a paper cut)

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seltaeb Tue 14-Apr-20 08:44:17

Savlon causes irritation in some people. Perhaps try salt water instead.

justilou1 Tue 14-Apr-20 08:47:37

Was going to suggest exactly the same thing as @seltaeb. Do it several times a day in a glass of warm salty water and let it air dry for a day or two. See if that helps. If you feel unwell, or if you feel like the redness is moving and the swelling increases, you might need antibiotics. At the moment it is probably just healing up, but salt is a great natural antibiotic treatment.

Thighdentitycrisis Tue 14-Apr-20 14:18:45

thanks I will, I also then thought there might be something in there so that would help.
seems to have gone down a bit now

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