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well i was cleaning yesterday out side on my flip flops and my little toe got cought on a pipe and sliced pretty good right inbetweeen my little toe and second little toe its a little deep i cant bandage it and they cant sticth it but now it is hurting so bad and its starting to torn red on my toe and foot i dont want to go to the doc unless its really bad but do any of you know what i can do to heal this oddly place cut!!!!! i know this sounds dumb but i only need advice

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Health

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  • clean it really well and let it air out for a while at night before you go to bed.
    when you are out, get some gauze and put it over the cut and get some of that white tape (i don't know the name) and tape the gauze to your foot. If you can let it air out as much as possible, that will do it best. But when you are out you need to keep it covered so dirt or other stuff doesn't get in it and infect it.
    good luck, sounds like it really hurts.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 10:45 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • you may need a tetnis shot. wash it, put something like neosporin on it, or get some liquid band aid stuff.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 10:45 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Get a big bowl and fill it with epsom salts. Soak in warm water and epsom salts for a little while, which will help soothe the cut and inflammation, and then apply some hydrogen peroxide. Continue the soaks until the wound closes and keep a pair of cotton socks on to let it breathe but keep dirt out. Apply the peroxide twice a day to prevent infection (or kill any that has already started) and give it a couple days. It'll heal, I've had cuts in weird places like that too!

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:46 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • These are all good ideas, I was going to say epsom salts (it's gonna bubble a lot) or hydrogen peroxide. Sleep w/ a cotton ball between your toes.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:55 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Clean it really well, because if you don't it could become infected.
    You can put a cotton ball or a small piece of gauze and some disinfectant (Made for scrapes and cuts). Place it where the cut is and bandage the toes on either side together. This will help keep the gauze in place and help it heal.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:24 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • once you are sure that infection is improbable, you can use superglue. They should sell it at the pharmacy, the kind they can use on skin. Lots of cuts get sealed with glue now, instead of stiches and staples.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on May. 28, 2010

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