I have a question. I have a 4mm long cut on my smallest finger on my left hand. The depth is like 1/2 of a mm. I've applied band-aids and ointment, but still, after 2 weeks , the cut won't heal. The skin to the left and right of it have sort of like piled around it.I doesn't hurt much, but when it rubs on something for prolonged amount of time, it starts to hurt a little. What should I do to heal it?
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
There is a possibility that some infection is persisting or there is poor blood supply to the area. In the first case you would need to clean the wound well and apply a combination antibiotic cream (a broad spectrum one). If there is poor blood supply then the wound would need to be scarped by a doctor to restore circulation and promote healing.
Another possibility is diabetes. If you have that then wounds heal slow. If you do not know whether you have it or not, test for blood sugar. Please consult your GP or PCP and get this checked out, both the wound and diabetes. Take care!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.