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Cut myself chopping unwashed veg, any risk of infection?

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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.

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