Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Cut myself chopping unwashed veg, any risk of infection?

(5 Posts)
SevenElvesAndAReindeer Fri 07-Dec-12 20:32:15

Hi this sounds like a really stupid question but I'm not sure so asking anyway.

I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was chopping a swede which I hadn't yet washed, my little finger was stupidly underneath it and the knife went straight in pretty deep. I don't think it's bad enough for stitches as it hasn't bled much but am I at risk from any infections?

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Fri 07-Dec-12 20:33:48

In theory yes - any open wound could get infected but it really is a very minor risk.

No need to worry!

SevenElvesAndAReindeer Fri 07-Dec-12 20:38:32

Thanks, just more concerned than any normal cut as I know the knife had unwashed veg on it beforehand!

TwitchyTail Fri 07-Dec-12 20:55:41

No - you're fine smile

TwitchyTail Fri 07-Dec-12 20:58:29

PS Unwashed veg doesn't carry any bloodborne disease unless the carrot's been out injecting IV drugs first . Just give it a good wash in warm running water, blot dry with a clean paper towel or tissue, cover with a plaster, and relax.

PPS I have a medical degree.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: