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my sister cut her finger with a knife.her finger is gushing blood.i have no idea what to do.

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taylorswift13

Asked by taylorswift13 at 5:41 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • Wrap it and apply pressure to the wound immediately to stop the bleeding.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 5:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • get something and wrap wround it tightly to stop the bleeding and if its that bad go to the hosptial NOW!!
    mommy2be0611

    Answer by mommy2be0611 at 5:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • How deep is the cut? Check that out. Wrap it tight. Take her to the ER if it is more than 3/8 to 1/2 inch deep.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 5:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • well when you say 'gushing blood' The ER comes to mind.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:44 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • i cut myself alot when i was pregnant, several times with a knife and sometimes on the edge of a can lid. i was clumsy as hell.

    anyway, as soon as it cut i stuck it under cold water and applied pressure to it for several minutes. if i lifted my finger and the blood gushed back out, i used a clean rag or towel and applied pressure to it more. sometimes it helps to lift the arms up over the head, it will force blood flow back to the heart. if this is going on for more than 30 minutes (ive bled out that long and was fine), not letting up at all, she gets pale or dizzy, go to the ER
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:45 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Get off cafe mom and get her some help!
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 5:45 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Apply pressure and hold it above the heart. You can also put ice on it this helps clot the blood.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 5:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • you're a brand new member,and this is your first post?? hmmmm....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • My grandma always made us put sugar on our wound and run cold water on it (sounds crazy but it works) it will stop the bleeding. But if its bad go to the ER.
    nicjon

    Answer by nicjon at 5:47 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • If it is a manageable cut and isn't too deep and doesn't need stitches you need to rinse it off and then apply pressure. Additionally you need some kind of ointment or one of those medicated bandaids to help it heal properly and keep out the dirt until it forms a new skin. there also is something called "new skin" which helps to create a new skin on deep cuts and wounds faster.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 5:49 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

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